It’s been a long time since we’ve had an update, so get ready — this one is full of news, all of which is good and positive..yay!!
Happy Halloween to everyone and happy 1/2 birthday to sweet Leni who turned 6 months old on Tuesday. Leni, superstar extraordinaire has by all accounts continued to respond well to her chemo. She is doing so well that she has left PICU (pediatric intensive care) and her doctors are letting her go home between treatments. There is still a long and likely bumpy road ahead that will most likely involve a liver transplant before she can have a bone marrow transplant, but the best of the best medical staff are working their hardest to do the best for her. Go Leni and go Team Leni!!
In other great news, if you recall the Daily News article that Leni was profiled in, the other woman mentioned, Mandy Manocchio-Putney, was in search of and in need of a mixed marrow donor. We are thrilled to report that Mandy has now found a match!! We continue to wish Mandy all the best and we are still trying it keep the momentum going to promote bone marrow donor drives, especially targeting mixed marrow donors that could help others like Mandy and Leni.
Next, we have an update regarding the generous donations that have been made to the Hsiaos. To date, over $53,000 has been raised!! THANK YOU to the following recent friends who have donated:
ellen kinney, Karen Roth, John Rudic, ronald mattioli, Christina Sun, jessica papa, Ben Cheah, mcquenn sas, shira Witelson, Harlene Mangahis, Marie Pan Connors, jeanne dalba, Catherine Gladden, Hanae Mayeda, Susan Morgan, Beth Newborn, Paul Davenport, Joachim Meyer, Jacqueline Lee, Thu Duong, Kristi Gu, Jordan Schmidt, James Cabezas, Jason Tatro, jill meisner, Lyndseys Closet, Lauren Levy, Morgan Dupont, Kristian Del Rosario, Sophie Bambuck, Sabrina Li, Gina Pagano, marci tapper, Miss Wang, James Porto, Andreas koukorinis, Alia Orane, Eura Mun, Tyler Haddad, Robert Karnay, Harish Devarajan, Andreas koukorinis, Trecie Greenblatt, Kristina Markovic, Kamala Randjelovic, Capes Coaching, jimmy phan, elizabeth giardina, Howard Levine, Linda Kuitwaard, John Hall, Euwon Kim, Victoria Stravakos, Sean E Risley, crystal panchano, juliette oliver, lislie yeung, Helena Elicerio, Alisha Laramee, rena tucker, Nidhi Malhotra, Beau Ideal LLC, Tali Abramovich Shalev, Coreena Kutchback, ericka kang, Sareer Fazili, Bonnie Zellers, janelle sinclair, Samantha Shankin, ann madore, rachel reed, Jian Chen, Jamal Mahmood, Yun Ah Choi, Reham Habib, Dan Rosenthal, Nora Oconnor, Anthony Perrotta, Julie Buske, Melissa Gorman, Maayan Laufer, stephanie spangler, Ronnie Schwartz, Sheri Sicurella, ashley miller, Nichole Walker, stefania giabardo, Michelle Garcia, ANDREW GOLD, Linda Marsala, deanne cheuk, Martha Prakelt, Myles Karr, MATTHEW RHODEN, Juliana Jacobs, lori krauss, Elizabeth McKay, Frank Albrezzi, Holly Foster, Wendy Spitaliere, Estelle cotterill, steven chang, Amy Small, Elia Martinez, Leonardo Renna, jessica way, Nora Oconnor, Tracy Munson, Christine Molina, JCAR LLC, Eva Butler, Raysa Donaldson, Jill Shapiro, Ricardo Silva, Anais Lavalli, Karen Cook, Irena Como, Margaret Hemkens
A huge, huge thank you also goes to Speedy Romeo, S-10 Training, Hype Gym/DoGoodBuyUs, Beau Ideal Editions and Blueprint Studio for the promotions and events that were organized and held throughout September and October, which raised thousands of dollars that went directly to the Hsiasos, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). THANK YOU so so much for your unexpected generosity!
Last, but not least, a special shout out and thank you goes to Jeff Staple, Sophia Chang, Louis Songor, the entire crew at Reed Space as well as all of the amazing, amazing artists that donated their talent for the oh so amazing loveforLeni silent auction that was hosted in early October to benefit Leni. For all who were lucky enough to attend, we’re sure you will agree that it was great night that we wished didn’t have to end.
Thank you to everyone for donating, attending, buying, supporting in all the ways that you have…you are all amazing people and your generosity is appreciated beyond what words can describe and will NEVER be forgotten.