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Month: May 2013

Bone Marrow Patient and Donor Celebrate One Year Anniversary

Bone Marrow Patient and Donor Celebrate One Year Anniversary

You may not know it but only about 40% of the people waiting for a bone marrow transplant find a donor match.  The number is worse for Asian Americans.  DNA markers differ between ethnic groups and there are less Asians in the donor database. 13 year Vicky Tran is one of the lucky ones.  She suffers from leukemia and a year ago needed a bone marrow transplant.  A donor was found fairly easily.  Even more remarkable is that they both…

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Aaron Hern Treated to Playoff Game

Aaron Hern Treated to Playoff Game

While the news media focuses on the bombing suspects and every detail of their lives, the victims of the Boston bombings are struggling to recovery and return to their lives.  Aaron Hern, one of the youngest victims of the blast, returned home to continue his recovery. He has gone through surgery and has 100 staples in his leg.  His eardrum has been shattered and he still can’t hear very well.  The town of Martinez has rallied around the family whose…

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Solar Impulse Takes Flight

Solar Impulse Takes Flight

The Solar Impulse, a solar powered plane, took flight this week. They plan to fly across the United States with several stops in key cities.  Starting at San Francisco.  Then on to Arizona, Dallas, St. Louis, Washington, DC, and New York City. The project was launched in 2003.  It’s first serious flight was in 2011, from Belgium to France.  It’s also flown from Europe to Africa, another first! The plan is lightweight–not much heavier than an automobile, but only goes…

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