Do you want to send a letter?

Do you want to send a letter?

(In the tune of Frozen, my answer when people ask how to contact me)

General communication: I generally have good internet service, yet Southern Africa can induce communication delays. E-mailis the best way to contact of me. Another way is through always welcomed blog comments. I love receiving them because it lets me know that people read my posts (and I need to watch my grammar). The only thing I ask is that people are respectful in their comments

Questions about managing a chronic mental health needs abroad, PC service on the autism spectrum, or an area of South African life you are curious about?

Send me an email

Ngiyabonga! (I thank you!)

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If anyone feels the need to do something nice just because I am in South Africa…I have a special request.

As a daughter of a childhood cancer survivor, former child life volunteer and public health student, I take my commitments with the National Bone Marrow Registry and plasma donations seriously. Due to my geographic situation, I have had to postpone both commitments. If at all possible, could you consider donating in place of me? If you have eligibility issues or a needle phobia, do you mind spreading the word to your acquaintances who might join? There is always a need for bone marrow and blood donations (remember there are special requests beyond whole blood…I have amiable platelets and that is what I donate).

There are donation centers in all 50 states, but here is a start for blood donation centers. If the below links do not provide a center near you, Google is an excellent resource.

http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/home.aspx
http://www.americasblood.org/
http://www.redcross.org/blood

If you are curious about  Bone Marrow Donation visit Be the Match.

Thank you so much for the consideration!

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5 thoughts on “Do you want to send a letter?

  1. Pingback: I made it! | Eish.

  2. Hi Katey – since I don’t know a current mailing address just thought I’d let you know that we are thinking of you. Estrella and I completed a 5K at Disneyland earlier this month and she has happily moved into her own apartment. Enjoyed your bog!

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  3. Well of course I meant that I enjoy your blog so why did I type bog? Got to see Estrella in LA earlier this month and helped get her new place furnished. Then Orlando and I bundled off to Hawaii to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. Looking forward to hearing about your continuing adventures.

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  4. Hi there -so glad to know you have a new assignment, will look forward to getting your mailing address once you have a P.O. Box. Orlando and I greatly enjoyed the adventures with the birds – not laughing at you but with you (we get some decent wildlife adventures here but not as much as you).

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