August 28, 2012


Kris received a fantastic message on Facebook from one of the member of our church.  I’m sharing it with you as an update because it’s important that expecting parents realize that they can make save lives by making a simple request.  Please read Alexis’ message and spread the word.


This is Alexis. I chatted with you several weeks ago at church and have had you in my thoughts and prayers ever since. When I learned that you were able to get a cord blood transplant I was just ecstatic! I never knew that such things were possible. Even though I didn’t qualify for the bone marrow transplant registry, with a baby due in a few months I will have some fresh cord blood to donate. So, thanks to you and your story, I want you to know that we have made the decision to donate our cord blood so that it can help another beautiful person like you.


Keep up the amazing advocacy. I hope you feel all of the prayers and love coming your way!


Much love to you and your family,




8 Responses to “August 28, 2012”

  1. 1 Laura Kelley-Herrick August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Yet another example of what a difference Team Kris has made!!!

  2. 2 Elaine August 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    This news about cord blood is fantastic. I use a vet who is pregnant. She wondered why doctors didn’t mention it to everybody. She was going to look into it herself. She said she would rather donate it instead of dispose of it. Don’t know if she did but keep spreading the word.

  3. 3 Karen chapman August 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Our Emily was your team’s first adult cord blood transplant in KC, and Kansas. We’re now 4 1/2 years out, and doing great! If you ever need someone to talk to, give us a call! We were their first! Sending healing energy your way. You can do this! Love, Karen Chapman. Emily shares the same DNA as a dear little girl, 5 years old, in California!

  4. 4 Mary Miner August 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Kris, BEAUTIFUL!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family every minute of the day. We all love you. Mary

    Sent from my iPad

  5. 5 Barbara Williams August 29, 2012 at 3:25 am

    You are a game-changer, Kris! Raising awareness of the need for bone marrow donors and the international registry and now cord blood, which is so easy and painless to donate. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. 6 Dee Quick August 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Hey Kris! Just wanted to let you know how pleased a was to hear of the “core blood” transplant you received! I am thankful for the family that provided this gift to you and pray it will inspire others to do the same. I am still out her praying daily for you and your family. My scripture this morning for you was: Psalm 46:1-2a: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear… Actually, I have been praying this for you since the moment I heard of the transplant. I KNOW our God is able…able to do far more than we ask or can even imagine. Just know that MANY of us are interceding for you and asking God to heal you as we believe He is able.

    Kris, I am as close as your shadow in prayer on your behalf…


  7. 7 Kirsten Schalekamp September 11, 2012 at 1:46 am


    I have been thinking and praying for you. I hope things are going well for you. We have been keeping you and your family in our prayers and will continue to pray daily. Hang in there. I’m sure these are rough days. Keep strong and know God is with you and we are all here for you too.

    God bless!


  8. 8 Judy September 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm


    I saw your story on the news and checked into being a donor but unfortunately do not qualify because of health reasons. I pray that you will find a perfect match and you will know the healing power of God.

    God Bless you and your family

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