Jaden Schwartz is hoping that his sisters transplant will be the curtain closing on her battle with leukemia, and that she will remain in remission afterwords. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
As all you readers know, we do not shy away from what others call inappropriate writing here at Game Time. Hell, we have 'Fuck You Fridays' for God's sake. But there are times in life were seriousness has to be looked at. Luckily, it is a positive side of being serious that grabs our attention today.
Jaden Schwartz, the St. Louis Blues 14th overall pick this past summer in the 2010 NHL Entry draft., it didn't take long for the story of Mandi Schwartz to take over the hearts of the Blues faithful. Mandi, Jaden's sister, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on December 8th, 2008.
Since Jaden was drafted, Mandi has had her ups and her downs. She was placed in remission at one point, only to have her cancer return and she had to return to the hospital for more chemotherapy. Now, back in remission, the best news for anyone following her story, and especially her and her family, has to be that a donor has been found and she is currently awaiting a stem cell transplant in a Seattle, Washington.
Miracle could be an appropriate word to describe Mandi's situation. That an exact donor has been found for her after nearly two years of being diagnosed with cancer.
Mandi, her family, the Blues, and anyone else who has been following her story are praying that the worst is now in the past. Here is to hoping that the transplant goes perfect and that Mandi can start getting back to the life that she loved before the leukemia started attacking her.
To find out more information on possibly becoming a cord blood donor, check out www.becomemyhero.org and you can possibly become a hero in another persons life, just like someone has become a hero in Mandi's.
Lets keep our thoughts and prayers with the Schwartz family while they all prepare for Mandi's operation.