Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A plea from Kabul

Through an Instapundit reader (and my old association with the Instapundit as his onetime Afghanistan Correspondent) I have been asked if I can help find treatment for a 2 year old with leukemia. In Kabul.

I have sent out a couple of inquiries, but am a bit stumped. I am going to push this through what informal military channels I can tap into - but I need some contacts, and some ideas.

If you weren't wise, intelligent and clever, you wouldn't be reading this blog, right? So how about it - can you float me some ideas?


Blogger Pablo said...

Call St. Jude's.


Lots of contact #'s. Maybe this one? Media/Public Relations Inquiries -
Medical or Research (901) 495-3306

Good luck, MJ.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Rob B. said...


Shriners Hospitals are another option too.

9:48 AM  
Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

An Iraqi baby with spina bifida was flown to Northside hospital in Atlanta for treatment last year. Maybe some of the splendid cancer clinics associated with it could do something.


10:03 AM  
Anonymous tankerwife said...

I have sent St. Jude's an email request to help however they can. I also left a link to this post. Hopefully, if we get enough people requesting support, someone will step up to the challenge.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Geoduck said...

Try getting a link on Instapundit and other similar blogs so you get broader attention for this. I think St. Jude's and Shriners are good medical institutions to pursue (probably St. Jude's, since isn't Shrines more focused on orthopedics and MD issues?).

10:40 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Professor Reynolds is aware of this, as he is the one who had forwarded me the original request. Thanks for the push, tho'!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will keep that dear child in my prayers. My daughter was dx when she was 5 and is off treatment and in remission. : ) One place where you may find support is ACOR.org. Click support and resources and scroll down to "patty Feists ped onc site". There are a million parents there who might know who to contact. The resources there are tremendous. Under email list info someone could join the leukemia "ALL-kids" list serve and post the question there. Also under "getting involved" there is a "list of childhood cancer interest groups". There is a plethera of people to ask there. I'm sorry I would offer to do this for you, but we are trying to get on the other side of this and for my own sanity I had to stop subscribing to these groups so that "I" could feel a semblance of normalcy. It takes over your life for 2-3+ years and is always in the back of your mind as there is a chance of relapse up to 10 years out. The chemo and everything else also affects them for a lifetime. But you will find a ton of stuff there. I hope it helps a little. You can email me if you want more info. llanonm@yahoo.com Val

7:15 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Major John: Phoenix Children's Hospital!


I have a "feeling" you will find help there.

Prayers up.


11:25 PM  
Blogger Citizen Deux said...

Lee Moffit Cancer center in Florida. There may even be some Rotarian who can help out. Maybe even an old Rotarian, Army Artillery Officer....

I'm just thinkin'

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this one

The National Children Leukemia Foundation. 1-800-448-3467.
7316 Avenue U. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234
e-mail nclf@verizon.net

24 hour hot line every day of year free and anonymous for help on issues regarding care.

Also download, Make a dream form off website. Help parent fill it out and send it end. Their dream could be to visit a hospital in U.S. or Europe for treatment.

Maybe you could contact US Airways for help in flight. They really need some good P.R. in the states right now.

7:03 PM  

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