All it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage and great things will happen. I promise.


That is a quote from “We Bought a Zoo”.  Great movie.  Lots of themes – parenting challenges, dealing with the loss of a loved one, being insanely courageous and taking on a huge project, loving animals and letting them go when it’s time.  I love that quote.  It is so true.

I have been thinking a lot about registering to become a bone marrow donor.  Well, not just registering, but doing it with the absolute knowledge that I could be called to be an actual donor and having the courage to say yes.  Sure, it will hurt.  Sure, there are risks (albeit very small) to me.  But wow.  It could literally mean life or death for another person.  Someone’s child, wife, father, brother.  I am nervous about it, and I know it means willingly going into a period of pain.  For me, it is something that I can do, something I have control of, to help me cope with my child having cancer and me feeling helpless about it.

If you have ever thought about it, please reconsider now.  If you don’t know much about it, google it.  Or Bing it, whatever you choose.  And talk to others about it.  Maybe someone you know will want to register as well.


“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”


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