So some of you might know that one of my areas of interest in pediatric dentistry is oral healthcare protocol and treatment of patients who have cancer, specifically long-term inpatients, and those who are post-treatment for their disease. During my residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, part of my day was dedicated to examinations for adults with leukemia or lymphoma prior to their bone marrow transplants. We made sure that they did not have any current or forseeable odontogenic source of infection, because something like a dental abscess can kill a BMT patient post-transplant. As it is, around 30% of patients don't survive bone marrow transplants.
In any event, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has a special place in my heart, and one of my best friends, Caitlin, is running a half-marathon in support of their cause. She's trying to raise around $3000, and if you can, it would make a huge difference if you could donate. She also has a hilarious blog that chronicles her endeavors as she trains for the race.
Here is the link: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/pfchangs11/ccrawfobyr
Thanks for your support.