Vancouver Sun: story on James Erlandsen and his search for a Eurasian bone marrow donor
check out this story in the Vancouver Sun by Pamela
Fayerman. It's a good story about the need to find Eurasian
donors for bone marrow – because it is so rare.
When I look in my own family. I have maternal cousins who are
Eurasian, and all of my Chinese maternal cousins married
Caucasians (except the two who are unmarried) and have had little
Eurasian children including my brother. That's what happens in a
5th generation Canadian family. And most of my paternal cousins
married causcasians and had Eurasian children – many of whom are young
adults and starting to get married.
To me James is almost like family… and I was very honoured to meet
his aunt and uncle on Saturday night. His Auntie Bev gave me a
great big hug, and thanked me for my assistance and support in
spreading the news about James throughout my community network and
media connections, as well as in providing a social support and
resource for her and her family.
I know that Bev and her daughters have been postering post-secondary
campuses and putting announcements on web discussion boards etc.
It was her daughter Aynsely who first contacted me about putting a
poster and an announcement about James Erlandsen on
www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com I was so moved by the story and the
similarites of our life stories – that I just had to do more!
Check out the Vancouver Sun article by Pamela Fayerman: