A Good Cause

Posted: October 21, 2011 by ccf9890 in Charity, CLC News
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Onakwestforacure.com is a site created by Candy and Jimbo Fisher (head coach for FSU football). The Fishers’ youngest son was diagnosed with fanconi anemia, a rare form of cancer.


The Fishers, from http://www.kids1stfund.com

Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare medical condition affecting about 1 in 131,000 people. People with Fanconi anemia can have a variety of health issues including shortness, dark and light skin patches, thumb and arm differences, kidney problems, gastrointestinal problems, heart defects, hearing problems and others. Some people with Fanconi anemia have no physical differences, but nearly all people will have problems with their blood.

The blood can stop making red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets and in some cases be cancerous leading to leukemia. When this happens, a life-saving but also life-threatening procedure called blood or marrow transplantation (BMT) is usually required. The BMT procedure fixes the blood concerns in a person with Fanconi anemia but does not fix the other medical concerns.  (from onafwestforacure.com)

Another of Fishers’ site is kidz1stfund.com . Both sites have online shops and ways to donate money to this cause. The money will go toward research at the The Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Minnesota, the single largest treatment center for patients with Fanconi anemia in the country.



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