Meet Mary Clare, a guest blogger who shares her story about parenting while
fighting cancer. You will be moved and inspired. Keep on keepin' on! If you'd like to be a guest blogger, please contact Peggy Burkhard at the nbmtLINK. You can inspire others through your experience. 

" Did you find everything you were looking for today, ma'am?"
"My name is Twila. MY MOM HAS CANCER!"
"No, no, no, remission. I'm in remission from cancer."
"Oh, okay.  Are you a member of our savings club?"
It was just a typical errand for my five-year-old and me. People have no idea how to react to her unnerving proclamation. She beams with pride when she shares her truth. She's showing me off in her own way.
My husband and I have been of one mind since all this began. We are honest with Twila and keep our explanations simple. If the questions keep coming, we answer them. Being open about my diagnosis has brought so much support to my family.
I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in 2014. My daughter was only four. 
L earn more about Mary Clare's journey. To read their wonderful story, click on
 Oncology health care professionals and advocates, don't miss  Navigating Cancer: Work and  InsuranceJoin Triage Cancer and Cancer and Careers for upcoming  in-service trainings  on  work and cancer in your area! These FREE events will be held in: 
  • Nashville, TN: 7/22
  • Philadelphia, PA: 8/5
  • Wichita, KS: 9/16
  • Jackson, MS: 9/30
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 10/7
 This interactive, educational program was developed for oncology health care professionals  and cancer community advocates to better understand the issues and resources related to work  and insurance after a cancer diagnosis. This session covers the legal and practical issues  related to employment, health insurance, and disability insurance using case studies and  exercises. This program offers FREE CEUs for social workers and nurses.  Register today! 

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Peer Support Volunteers Wanted and Needed!

If you've had a bone marrow transplant and would love to pay it forward, supporting someone about to undergo a transplant, we invite you to buddy up and join our team. 

We need you! It's not hard--we will provide the training needed to get the job done.

We're always looking for volunteers to add to our database. If you are interested, please contact the nbmtLINk by calling (248) 358-1886. Special thanks to  Genentech for sponsoring this program!

Our popular Survivor's Book is Being Updated, Revised and Will Be Available this Fall!
We're thrilled to announce that we have a new book in the works and available this fall. Many of you might remember it as the 'Survivor's Guide for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant,"  What to Expect and How to Get Through It. It will be the 'Go To' Guide for those about to start their transplant journey with advice from survivor Keren Stronach and many other survivors regarding the before, during and after of BMT. We're so thankful to our many sponsors for without their support this book would not be possible. All Link Partners will be recognized in the beginning of the book. If you want to be included as a sponsor or want more on becoming a Link Partner, please contact Peggy Burkhard at (248) 358-1886. 
How do You Celebrate Your Transplant Anniversary? 
Transplant survivors celebrate two birthdays each year, the day they were born and the day of their transplant. 

We invite all survivors to celebrate by receiving a colorful card from the nbmtLINK to commemorate the day. If you would like to receive a card, please contact Cindy Burke at 800-546-5268 or email,

Special thanks to the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), two of our Link Partners and proud sponsors of this program.

We Invite You to Become A Link Partner!
Link Partners include cancer centers and allied partners who annually support our mission of providing psychosocial support to patients, caregivers, their families and health care professionals dedicated to helping people navigate a bone marrow transplant. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits (books, programs, hyperlink on our website, bookmark inclusion) to being a Link Partner, please do not hesitate to contact us at (248) 358-1886. Want a free bookmark which lists our many Link Partners? Let us know and we will send you one!
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