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August 24, 2008

Bone Marrow blogger dies after battle with Leukaemia

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Blogger Adrian Sudbury, who blogged publicly about his ongoing battle with leukaemia, has died at the age of 27, the Telegraph reported this weekend:

He began by documenting his experiences on his blog and collected thousands of signatures in an online petition calling on schools and colleges to teach students about the value of donation.

Mr Sudbury, from Sheffield, became ill in November 2006 and was subsequently diagnosed with two distinct types of leukaemia.

The young journalist received a bone marrow transplant and although not successful it bought him valuable time with friends and family.

You can see Adrian’s Blog at baldyblog.freshblogs.co.uk. RIP, Adrian.

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August 17, 2008

Leroy Sievers, NPR Blogger & Commentator, passes away at 53 from cancer

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NPR’s Leroy Sievers, who has written NPR’s My Cancer blog for well over two years, died earlier today at the age of 53.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune covered his passing:

“For the past two years, Leroy shared his life with cancer on the air and online with passion, wit and a kind, brutal honesty that created a safe space for an open and candid dialogue about the disease,” NPR Vice President for News Ellen Weiss said in a statement.

A note on his blog about his passing has garnered more than 790 comments as of this writing.

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