Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Be The Match"

BE THE ONE RUN Richmond Virginia April 21st 2012
"Be The Match"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Be the ONE Run Richmond, Virginia!

Greeting
Friends and Family,

The
message below is an abbreviated story. Also feel free to forward to
others who would show support.
When
you have a chance please visit the link below to read the whole story it will
inspire and uplift.

http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/Ron

My
mother (Rosamond Dews) passed away from Leukemia in January of 2000. A
life giving procedure called bone marrow transplant could have saved
her life. In December of 2004, I (Ronald Dews Jr.) was a match and gave
bone marrow to a 15 year girl with Leukemia which saved her life.
I have 2 sons (Riley 5 and Tracy 9) who have Sickle Cell Disease and research
shows that in the near future bone marrow transplants may save
their lives.

Support
saving my families legacy and Join or Donate for the upcoming Be The One Run in
Richmond, Virginia!

Ron Dews 804-852-4420
Be The One
Run is a run/walk fundraising event that gives patients with leukemia, sickle
cell and 70 other life‐threatening
diseases a second chance at life. Every step participants take helps
patients receive the marrow transplant they need.
The
Richmond Be The One Run is April 21, 2012, and will include a 5K, 1K, and Tot
Trot.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Skipwith Elementary School - 11/18 Tracy Dews


CLICK LINK BELOW TO SEE VIDEO
http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hcpstv/TC-Skipwith.html





View episodes of TODAY'S CLASSROOM here!




Tracy John Dews class has a science lesson on measurment



1 Gallon = 4 Quarts = 8 pints = 16 cups

1 Gallon Kingdon = 4 Queens = 8 Princesses = 16 crowns



The Gallon Kingdom of measurement


1 Gallon Kingdom has 4 Queens,


2 + 2 Queens


2+2+2+2 Princess


2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2 Crowns

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tiffany Dews Tracy Dews Riley Dews featured on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon





Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, 98.9 Liberty and Big Oldies 107.3 are joining together again to help local kids.
On September 1st and 2nd, we invite you to tune your radios to 98.9 Liberty and Big Oldies 107.3 for the
2ND ANNUALChildren’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon September 1 and September 2, 20117:00 am to 7:00 p.m. each dayDonate during Radiothon by calling (804) 228-5888Local DJ personalities Johnny Mack, Tony Booth, Jim Conlee and Jen Towner will broadcast incredible stories of brave children LIVE from Children's Hospital of Richmond's Brook Road Campus.Radiothon, presented by Martin's, is a celebration of the miracles that happen each and every day at our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. We invite you to consider making a donation and help us continue providing the health care our children need and deserve.Go ahead, tune in to radio so powerful it makes miracles!Click here for a sneak peak of some of the amazing stories you’ll hear or to make a secure online donation with a credit card >>Please feel free to share this email with friends and family! For more information, contact 804-228-5929.











Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Patient Voices: Sickle Cell Anemia


FULL AUDIO and VIDEO


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/02/health/healthguide/te_sicklecell.html?ref=health


Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which red blood cells are unable to properly carry oxygen throughout the body because of their distinctive crescent-like, or sickle, shape. The condition causes severe episodes of pain and fatigue, and it can lead to damage to the eyes and other organs. Sickle cell anemia affects about 72,000 people in the United States, most of African descent. Here, six men and women speak about the impact sickle cell anemia has had on their lives and families. (Join the discussion here.)



Friday, February 11, 2011

Dews Family interviewed for Sickle Cell Article


Monday February 7, 2011 the Dews family was interviewed and photographed by Casey Templeton for a audio diary and interent article which bring a spotlight on Sickle Cell and the families story. I will provide an update when the article is released.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another way to help Sickle Cell Patients "Donate Platelets"



What Is a Platelet Donation?

During a platelet donation, a small portion of your blood (less than one pint at a time), is drawn from your arm and passed through a sophisticated cell-separating machine. The machine collects the platelets and safely returns the remaining blood components, along with some saline, back to you. After the donation you can resume your normal activities, avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous exercise that day.

Should You Be a Platelet Donor?


A single platelet donation can provide enough platelets for a full therapeutic dose for a patient in need. In fact, some platelet donations yield enough platelets for two or three therapeutic doses. By contrast, it takes about five whole blood donations to produce a single therapeutic dose. Many patients who need platelets are undergoing chemotherapy or organ transplant and have weakened immune systems. A platelet dose from a single donor reduces the patient’s exposure to multiple donors and is therefore preferred by many physicians. Check out this video.


Key Facts


  • Donors should not take any aspirin or products containing aspirin 48 hours before donation

  • You can donate up to 24 times per year.

  • The donation takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for platelet donation opportunities near you.

  • Donors have the option to watch a movie, listen to music or simply relax during the donation process.

  • A platelet donation is also called a ‘platelet apheresis’ or ‘platelet pheresis’ donation.

  • If you are a platelet donor, you can still make regular whole blood donations. Both gifts are vitally important to patients with life threatening diseases.