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Ever since I had a baby, I’m way more emotional than I have ever been. Put it this way, it’s not uncommon to find me tearing up during television sitcoms and romantic comedies. That’s why the first time I heard about Nina and what she is going through, I felt like crying and wanted to do everything I could to help her.

Here is a little bit more about Nina:

An extraordinary woman, mother, and wife is looking for a bone marrow donor.  Nina Polvanich Louie has been fighting lymphoma since September and now only has 2 months left to find a match for a bone marrow transplant.  Nina is of Chinese/Thai descent.

I realized the best way I could help is to help spread the word about bone marrow donors. I don’t think a lot of people know this but Asian Americans are underrepresented in the National Bone Marrow Registry. That’s why it’s important for everyone to register so that Nina (and many others) have a better chance at finding a match.

Registering is easy and doesn’t take much time. A3M will even send a home kit to you. (But please don’t request one unless you are really planning on sending it back, they are a nonprofit and sending out these kits can get quite expensive).

I have a simple question for you, dear reader: Have you registered yet? To find out more about Nina and to see how you can help go to, www.savenina.com. To request a home typing kit, click here.

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