My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Please Vote for Her Story to Raise Awareness of Blood Cancers

This is the teacup (from China) that my childhood friend, Sandee Kline, used the last time she visited my house on October 18, 2009. She died of leukemia less than a year later. Read her story here. An interesting associated story that meant a lot to Sandee is here. Please vote for Sandee’s cup in… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Please Vote for Her Story to Raise Awareness of Blood Cancers

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Rosh Hashanah & Remembrance

 Happy Jewish New Year to Old Friends & New Family September 24 was the first day of Rosh Hashanah this year, which ends at sundown tonight. As noted in my 9/24/14 post, it was also my 62nd birthday—the first adult birthday I have been truly grateful for. Sadly, my childhood friend, Sandee, did not live… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Rosh Hashanah & Remembrance

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: More Information on Blood Cancers

Every 4 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer; approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies from it. Nearly 150,000 new cases are expected this year. In the April 19, 2014 post, I wrote a brief remembrance of my childhood friend, Sandee, who died of leukemia in 2010 just before her 58th birthday.… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: More Information on Blood Cancers

My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Remembering Her at Passover

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.... – Mitch Kline I wrote about Sandee, who died three-and-a-half years ago of leukemia, on what would have been her 61st birthday (see the 12/6/13 post). This post comes from her husband,… Continue reading My Friend’s Story – Leukemia: Remembering Her at Passover