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Rina Fitria Needs Your Help For A Bone Marrow Transplant

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.

As a final note, I’d like to suggest to the IOSA to get in touch with ‘Asian For Miracle Marrow Matches‘ and ‘Asian American Donor Program‘ to see,

  1. how can IOSA members help those organization with their ‘Find A Marrow Match Drive’ or ‘Be the One to save a life’ and
  2. how can these organizations help IOSA to spread the words and participate in fund raising campaign for Rina, and finally,
  3. 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.

St. Vincent’s Centennial Lodge, Birmingham, Alabama

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  • Befrika June 16, 2008, 4:50 pm

    Yth Pak Tanone,
    saya ingin tau lebih lanjut tentang chip yang Pak Tanone bahas di posting sebelum ini. Bagaimana cara membuatnya? Kami harus pergi ke mana? apakah perlu di post di website IOSA?

    Terima kasih.

  • drt June 16, 2008, 8:04 pm

    Dear Befrika,

    Please visit http://www.chipin.net and all the information you need are there. Fill out the required data, and you can then copy the codes to place the widget in IOSA site. Once you get the widget, just place the link for people to get the same widget to place it at any website. Any money donated from these widgets will go to the designated paypal account listed when you signed up. You may find more info in chipin websites, particularly @http://www.chipin.com/overview and FAQ page. Hope this help. If you have any question, get with ibu Titien and get my phone number from her. I will call you back.

  • Befrika June 17, 2008, 11:30 am

    Pak Tanone,
    I have set up a widget account her Rina. This is the code for her ChipIn

    What should I do next? should I put it on IOSA website?

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