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Archive for March 7th, 2008

Suddenly… On the Fast Track to Boston

March 2008

After 2 weeks of uncertainty, e-mails today from our nurse/caseworker at Dana Farber inform us that because of scheduling challenges (i.e. too many people battling cancer), I will probably be admitted quite soon – probably Friday, March 14th… and that they’d like my donor/brother Mark to fly to Boston from San Francisco by Sunday, March 9 – in three days! Plans are suddenly on the fast track. My doctors wanted to move fast but – much of the long waiting/scheduling uncertainty was because Anthem/Blue Cross was really slow in agreeing to pay for the transplant. Today they finally gave the OK.



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This chronicle of our campaign to beat back the non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that keeps trying to dominate Lina is ongoing. We’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening with us through this site and we hope to hear back from you – either by commenting here or through a letter, email ( or or phone call….or the best of all, a visit. ~Lina

UPDATE from Craig: Lina lost this battle and we lost Lina on July 18, 2008.