Mount Zion Temple is partnering with Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation – a cooperative registry with Be the Match – and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and over 72 congregations around the country in hosting a bone marrow/peripheral stem cell donor recruitment drive on Yom Kippur.
Two years ago I welcomed Elul with a sense of deep foreboding. After living with my own mortality, wrestling with continuing to make a life for myself in the midst of life-threatening illness, shifting relationships, months during which I could not eat and was kept alive with intravenous nutrition, at the High Holidays I could not reflect on my life or consider my mortality. I was still having nightmares that I was in a room full of people talking, laughing, and eating, only I couldn’t. I was pretty sure I would never fast again.
26 Months Post-Bone Marrow Transplant.