Archive for October, 2009

Nick Glasgow (1981-2009) = the good fight

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Sapna Lathia Boze sent a message to the members of HELP SAVE NICK GLASGOW–Register your bone marrow TODAY!!

After six months of fighting every day, every minute, every second…Nick lost his battle to Leukemia. Yesterday, on October 6, 2009 at approximately 3:30pm, Nick Glasgow passed away at his home. He was surrounded by many members of his loving and supportive family. Shortly after his passing, Nick’s family and friends gathered at his home to reminisce and celebrate Nick’s life. Nick will definitely be missed, as all of us have a special place in our heart for him.

One thing the Leukemia did not rob was Nick’s determination, joyful spirit, and strength. Though he was uncomfortable and in plenty of pain, Nick was still joking around with friends and family and still determined to walk to the bathroom and sit at the dinner table every evening. He also chose to lessen his pain medications, because he preferred to have a clear head than to be pain free. Nick truly was a fighter!

Nick’s story opened eyes all around the world. With YouTube clips, Facebook, Twitter, and the media–Nick and his family wanted to make sure that his story was heard. Six months ago, a doctor told Nick that he had a 0% chance of finding a bone marrow donor given his mixed ethnic make-up. After his friends, family,;, EMC, and various other organizations led a strong campaign to raise awareness and register minority individuals into the National Bone Marrow Registry, Nick beat the odds–four months later Nick found a generous donor (thank you!) and received a transplant. Together, not only did we help Nick with his fight, but we helped many others that are fighting the same battle that Nick was fighting. And we must continue this fight…

Nick was so grateful for all your love, support and prayers. And he was so thankful for all the doctors’ efforts. Last week, when the doctor told him that there is nothing else that they can do to help him, Nick graciously shook the doctor’s hand and said, “thank you for giving me a chance.”

Thank you all! Words cannot express how much we appreciate your love and support. Please keep Nick’s spirit alive!

We love you Nick!