February 20, 2013
Good Morning America's Robin Roberts returned to the anchor desk this morning, five months after taking temporary leave for a bone marrow transplant. Her welcome back included a video message from President Obama. "I keep pinching myself and I realize this is real," Roberts said about her return. Roberts had to get the transplant after doctors diagnosed her with the rare condition myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS. MDS is a group of disorders that cause the bone marrow to produce an inadequate number of helathy red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
October 31, 2012
Halloween night, most caldrons will be filled with candy. But the ones on the stove might be filled with bones (cue creepy music). The holiday aside, in this era of nose-to-tail dining, adding "bones" to the shopping list doesn't seem unusual — nor should it. Dogs know what humans should: Bones are nutritious and delicious. Cooking with bones is as old as cooking itself. In the "appetizers and snacks" section of "Le Guide Culinaire," published in 1903, the famed French chef Auguste Escoffier included a simple recipe for grilled sirloin bones: "Sprinkle them with cayenne," he advised.
June 13, 2012
"Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos used the adjective "staggering" to describe the response to his on-air partner Robin Roberts' announcement this week that she has a blood disease and needs a bone marrow transplant. In the 24 hours since that announcement on GMA, the number of bone marrow donors rose more than 1,000 percent, ABC News reports. This is a story milllions of viewers will follow closely, and one takeaway from the response this week is a reminder of how deeply many of us come to care about the people we see day in and day out on TV. This seems to be especially true in morning television where there is an ongoing conversation between the hosts and their audience with personal aspects of the TV performers' lives shared.
June 2, 2011
The best thing in today's world is that our kids no longer wait till they are adults to get involved when they see a need. North Laurel resident Joshua Driesman has lost two members of his extended family to leukemia. He is not 18 yet, so he cannot donate but that is not stopping Joshua. He is holding a bone marrow donor drive Wednesday, June 8 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab from 4 to 6 p.m. so that he can try and help others fighting this terrible disease. Have you ever thought of signing up to be a donor?
May 26, 2011
The best thing in today's world is that our kids no longer wait till they are adults to get involved when they see a need. North Laurel resident Joshua Driesman has lost two members of his extended family to leukemia. He is not 18 yet, so he cannot donate, but that is not stopping Joshua. He is holding a bone marrow donor drive Wednesday, June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab so that he can try and help others fighting this terrible disease.
August 14, 2010
The freshman class at Loyola Blakefield is trying to carry out the school motto, "men for others," as students rally around classmate Joe Gorman. The 14-year-old, who has attended the private school since sixth grade, is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare genetic form of the blood disease. He needs a bone marrow transplant, but no family member is a suitable match. Gorman's classmates, who are too young to be marrow donors themselves, are raising money with carwashes, raffles and other events.