10 Dead Lift
10 Box Jumps
100/50 JumpRope/Double Unders
DeadBugs 3×15 Sec
50 Push Ups
At Tonights Football Game (Our Last Home Game) we will be promoting an orginization called BE THE MATCH. It is an organization that saves lives. Please come and be a part of it, and bring your parents. Below is my Niece’s (Kate) Story, and why this is close to my heart.
In March of this year, Kate, at the age of 5, became sick and within 2 weeks, she was transported from Sacramento (Kaiser Roseville) to San Francisco’s UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital with acute liver failure. The doctors believe, but don’t know for sure, that an unknown virus attacked her liver…..and Kate’s family was told it was inevitable that she would need an emergency liver transplant to keep her alive. Her family watched her and prayed for many weeks that she would not fall off that cliff…..and she didn’t! God was faithful and miraculously her liver began to show signs of recovery in early May.
At the end of May, when she was finally safe enough to be released from the hospital, the doctors found that her blood counts had dropped rapidly within two weeks. After a bone marrow biopsy, Kate was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA), which is a very rare bone marrow failure condition (less than 600 people diagnosed in US each year). When you have SAA, your bone marrow no longer produces healthy blood cells: red, white, and platelets. SAA can be caused by genetic disorders, however, Kate was tested for most of these genetic conditions and the results were negative. They believe her SAA was acquired and caused by the acute liver failure. Their theory is that her body’s immune system fought so hard to beat the virus that attacked her liver that it then attacked her bone marrow as it did not recognize the viral cells vs the healthy cells. Kate is requiring weekly transfusions for platelets and red blood cells to keep her alive, however this can only help for so long. A cure for Kate would be to have a bone marrow transplant. The transplant institution has been on a hunt for to find a 10/10 match for Kate; and they have not yet found one. She has very rare markers and she needs your help! Please consider becoming a bone marrow donor to save lives!