Cancer survivor urges OSBA community to help patient in need

On Oct. 19, 2012, we informed the Ohio State Bar Association community about the plight of cancer patient Kim Roper, wife of OSBA member James Roper. She will need to undergo intensive inpatient chemotherapy in November after which she will need a bone marrow transplant. Kim has no siblings and, as of today, there are no matches in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

In response to our message, OSBA member Arnold White sent us the following testimonial.

I am a cancer survivor. I am also a bone marrow recipient. Fortunately, my brother was a match, and I have lived 22 years as a result of that transplant. While I do not know Kim, I can well imagine what she is going through. For all of you potential donors, giving bone marrow takes only a little more effort than giving blood, but it can mean so much more. Believe me, I know. Help Kim by responding.

To find out more about Kim and how you can help, click here.

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