12-year-old Jessa Salvador shares story of leukemia

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Kaitie Huss

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12-year-old Jessa Salvador is battling leukemia for the second time.

One of the toughest things besides the chemo and side effects is that I don’t get to go to school, said Jessa.

On Monday evening, she got a chance to come back to the classroom, where she gave a presentation about her experience with leukemia to a class of CSU freshman honors students.

About 70% of people in need of a bone marrow transplant do not have a donor-match within their family. Jessa is one of this 70%. While she is currently not seeking a bone marrow treatment, this may become a possibility in the future.

Read more about Jessa’s story or how to become a bone match donor.

 

 

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12-year-old Jessa Salvador shares story of leukemia

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Kaitie Huss

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12-year-old Jessa Salvador is battling leukemia for the second time.

One of the toughest things besides the chemo and side effects is that I don’t get to go to school, said Jessa.

On Monday evening, she got a chance to come back to the classroom, where she gave a presentation about her experience with leukemia to a class of CSU freshman honors students.

About 70% of people in need of a bone marrow transplant do not have a donor-match within their family. Jessa is one of this 70%. While she is currently not seeking a bone marrow treatment, this may become a possibility in the future.

Read more about Jessa’s story or how to become a bone match donor.

 

 

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Golden retrievers key to cancer research study at CSU

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Feb 032013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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After losing two golden retrievers to cancer, Jay Mesinger did not hesitate to sign 2-year-old Louie up for a groundbreaking cancer research study.

“We had Elliot and we had one other female several years ago and all of them we’ve lost… all of them had long lives, but all of them we lost to cancer,” Mesinger said.

The national study, funded by the Morris Animal Foundation in Denver, is underway at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State.

“It was a perfect way to help the golden breed through Louie,” he said.

Golden retrievers are the third most popular dog in the nation according to the American Kennel Club statistics released last month.

“We’re going to take 3000 dogs, golden retrievers that are young, and follow them throughout their entire life,” Dr. Rodney Page, Director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, said.

They currently have more than 150 dogs signed up for the study, so far, in hopes of reaching their goal of 3000.

The study requires a partnership with your local vet and annual physicals.

“Anytime you go to the vet for anything with the dog, that vet has to fill out the visit and send it to the Morris Foundation so that all the visits and all the problems can be tracked,” Page said.

The vets will also collect a series of samples from the dogs including blood, hair and toenails to store so that they can eventually create a story about the exposures to each individual dog. They hope to connect some of these exposures to the diseases over time.

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OtterBox teams up with Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer Crusades

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Oct 102012
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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Partners since 2008, OtterBox is teaming up with the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade in the month of October to promote strength in numbers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. OtterBox’s limited edition pink and white Commuter Series Pink is Strength cases have helped to raise over $1.3 million already for the Crusade. These funds are being put towards educating both men and women in the United States of the importance of breast cancer screening and breast health. For more information, visit www.otterbox.com/strength.

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