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Swab Mattie, Swab (Bone Marrow Transplant)

I received a tweet yesterday that Robin Roberts, host of Good Morning America, was diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome.  It’s a disease of the blood and bone marrow most likely a side effect of her previous breast cancer treatment. In order for her to be healthy again she’ll need a bone marrow transplant.

She’s lucky to have her sister be a match, especially in the African-American population.

Not everyone is lucky to have a match, especially if you fall in certain categories. Due to privacy issues one just cannot Google “How many people are waiting bone marrow treatments in Long Beach, N.Y.”? For arguments sake, let us toss out an un-founded statistic and say 2 people.

I like to think I’d help someone if I were able; so, I took the test online.

http://marrow.org/Home.aspx

 

Thank you. We appreciate your desire to help patients by becoming a marrow donor. However at this time, you do not meet the health guidelines for joining the registry.

 

Well crap! Part of me feels like a failure the other part says, “Well at least you tried.” I’m sticking with the latter feeling for the remainder of the day.

To become a bone marrow donor is simple.   Take the test. Save a life.

 

p.s. Read the latest from Anthony on the Moody’s report too.

Space Shuttle Enterprise (Friday Photography)

Update: I’ve added in about 20 more photos of the shuttle flying (being flown) over Long Beach here.

Friday Photography double header! Historic day for Long Beach, and the U.S. and the Space Shuttle Enterprise was flew over head on approach to JFK.  Just a few quick shots to post right now.

You can also take a look at some of the other photo projects I’ve been working on at SuperClearyPhoto. And if you don’t mind – give me a “like” if you… like what I’m doing.

 

Update: I’ve added in about 20 more photos of the shuttle flying (being flown) over Long Beach here.

Long Beach in Black and White (Friday Photography)

Hey Friday Photography fans.  This week I tried to do something a bit different and go fully black and white.  B&W can really add something to some photos by getting rid of color, so I figured it might be fun to do that to this fair City.  Most of these shots were taken over the last few days from the gorgeous weather of last Saturday, to the stormy seas Tuesday.

Below follows some of my favorite recent Black and White shots, for the rest of the set click here.  You can also take a look at some of the other photo projects I’ve been working on at SuperClearyPhoto. And if you don’t mind – give me a “like” if you… like what I’m doing.

A packed boardwalk in motion

 Frothy

Checking out the lineup

View from the bench

Spray

 Make a wish

The boardwalk backyard

Keep Off

Locals launching airs

The start of the West End facing the sea

A very empty boardwalk looking East

A surfboard can also be a skateboard

The Hoffman Manor looking over the break


A classic Long Beach left

Looking West down the boardwalk

For the rest of the set check out the gallery here and remember to “like” SuperClearyPhoto.

and you can check out older editions of Friday Photography here