I have been in touch with a friend from Stillwater, Oklahoma in the past few days regarding the case of Rina Fitria, a 21 year old student, currently waiting for a bone marrow transplant. After few email exchanges and phone calls, finally I received the link to Rina Fitria’s fundraising campaign for BMT site where you can read the following info:
Rina has been battling Non Hodgkins Lymphoma for the past year and a half. She has been a fighter through all of these and yet the tumors in her body have been as resilient as the fight itself. After four different chemotherapy regiments a cure still has not been reached and the tumors recurred. The next step of treatment for her would be a bone marrow transplant. (Read more)…
At the end of that page you may find the link to Rina’s own page at CarringBridge where Rina wrote:
My name is Rina Fitria, I am 21 years old. I am a student at Oklahoma State University. Unfortunately, March 2007 I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Diffuse Large B-Cell, Stage II. Ever since, I have undergone four different type of chemotherapy regimen with the possibility of a bone marrow trasnplant soon with the hopes of a cure down the road…
You need to register in order to read Rina’s CarringBridge page. That could be a downside, since not every one would like to give out their personal information via registration. However, the Indonesian Overseas Student Association (IOSA) site, fundraising campaign for BMT is easily accessible. Thus if you want to spread the words, you can refer to that link. As you may read in the IOSA site, the time is running out for Rina, so let us work together to spread the words.
- how can IOSA members help those organization with their ‘Find A Marrow Match Drive’ or ‘Be the One to save a life’ and
- how can these organizations help IOSA to spread the words and participate in fund raising campaign for Rina, and finally,
- to learn from them on how to raise money in such a short time.
Wish you guys a good luck for your fundraising effort, and I will keep Rina in our prayers.
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