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I've recommended your column specifically because of this series on being a stem cell donor. There are a lot of folks trying to explain the technical side of things to lay audiences. As a bio-scientist myself, I think the non-technical, experiential side of dealing with extreme disease is at least as important.

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Hey, thanks Charles!

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This (both part 1 and part 2) is a beautifully written and inspiring story. I especially enjoyed listening to this post in your own voice.

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I recorded the audio as an afterthought, in one take, and just to try out the feature. Then today while reading your "School Days" post I understood the importance of adding that audio. I would rather read a post than listen to a podcast, but now I'm considering my audience more. Thanks for inspiring what I hope will be more audio versions of my posts!

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This is just fantastic and so moving.

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It all still seems surreal!

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Jul 16, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais

Thank you for sharing.

It makes it easier to know how to pray for you and Van through this process. ❤️

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Thank you, old friend. You know just how to support in the best way!❤️

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May your cells meet his immune system, and become the friends that you have over the years. Holly, this was a beautifully written piece!

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Thank you, Mary. May it be so!

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Such a brilliant story - thank you so much for sharing. Absolutely wonderful to read about this extraordinary journey for you and your brother. ALL the very best to you both.

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Thank you, Rebecca!

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deletedAug 18, 2022Liked by Holly Rabalais
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It’s my pleasure to share my stories!

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Thanks for reading Michelle. Today he is sending me jokes via text message. He is breathing, and I had a good phone conversation with him last night. And I am thankful!

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