I received this email last week from my High School Alumni Office. It struck a cord in me because we had our own Bone Marrow Drive last year in honor of Trevor Kott. I remember the stand we took to help Trevor. Here’s our chance to help Arthur.
Â Dear Notre Dame Alumni,
We recently received the following message from Arthur Cabico ’82.Â Please keep him and his young family in your prayers.
I am married with five children. The oldest (Ashley) is a sophomore at USC studying structural engineering. Katelyn is 13 and is in the 8th grade. Mackenzie is 7 and in second grade. And Sean and Ryan are in Kindergarten. Â Mackenzie was adopted at birth from the State and Sean and Ryan were adopted a year ago from the State. Robin and I were licensed as special needs foster parents.
In February of 2008, I was diagnosed with grade 3 non-Hodgkin’s follicular lymphoma. Since then it has been a battle trying to put the cancer into remission.Â I have transferred my case to the doctors at M.D. Anderson in Houston because the cancer appears to have gotten more aggressive and is now considered a difficult case. I desperately want to be here for my family. In order to find a cure, I am in need of a bone marrow donor and preferably one of the same ethnic background (Filipino) for a closest match.
I would like to ask the alumni and current community and staff to pray for me to find a donor. Â And if you can help organize a bone marrow drive in your area I would really appreciate that. Of the 7 million registered donors, only 8000 are Asians – that’s 0.10 of 1%. Not very good odds. Please contact me if you wish to help or you can go to the NMDP web site at www.marrow.org. Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers.
Arthur Cabico ’82
3135 S. 83rd Circle
Mesa, AZÂ 85212
480.984.9057Â Â Â Home
I am asking all of you once again, if you have not already, become a Bone Marrow Donor. You could help a family. You could save a life.