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Los Angeles Hope, Steps & A Cure Los Angeles, California
Training buddies Theresa, Olivia and Rachel

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John Martinez's Fundraising Page

Hello Family and Friends!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) is a bone marrow failure disease that produces ineffective red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet cells which in turn cause anemia, infections, and bleeding.  The only way to cure this disease is through a bone marrow transplant.  There have been many new drugs developed over the past 10 years to help slow the progresssion of MDS.

I have been battling MDS for 9 years now.  It has been an incredible journey that has taken me through clinical trials, supportive medication therapy, and blood transfusions.  Through all those years I have had the love, support, and prayers from all of you to keep fighting.  I am so blessed to have you all!

Throughout my journey, I never gave up hope and I am so fortunate to now have been on a chemotherapy drug (Revlimid) for 2 years that has removed my dependency for blood transfusions!  Although this wonderful drug has not cured my disease, it has allowed me to live a normal life and enjoy my family and friends. However, this does not mean I have stopped fighting!

As you can see by the photo on this page (Theresa, Olivia, Rachel and I)celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in Maui, Nov 2008), I am a very fortunate man!  However, my journey has taught me that there are so many others that are not so fortunate and are still fighting everyday to beat MDS and Aplastic Anemia.

This is my chance, and yours, to help continue this important fight and bring hope to those who continue the difficult battle against MDS and Aplastic Anemia.

I know we are all in tough economic times, but please donate what you can and I also invite you to join "Team Martinez" on January 16th at the Hopes Steps and a Cure Walk at California State University, Dominguez Hills to support this important cause!

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Thank you all!




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The Howland Family We love you Martinez Family!
Patel Family We love you guys and admire your courage and dedication!
Theine Family You are a loving. family that we admire and treasure
Mom, Dad, Gregory We were counting our blessings, and you came to mind! We will be with you always. We love you!
Heather Heffernan Love you Theresa and family!!!! Good luck
Peter, Sherri, Kaila and Calista Mellos We can't wait to walk with Team Martinez!! Love you guys!
Mamas and Jim All our love and blessings.
Grandma Lucy Lots of love to all of you!
The Ricario Family Lots of love to you all. Very proud of your efforts!
Tiffany and Rob
Haworth Family We wish we could give more, you are an inspiration!
Larry and Cindy Rodriguez and Family Go Team Martinez! Your family is an inspiration to us all.
The Pascual Family Love and hugs to all of you!
Roddy, Rowena, Jessica & Kendrick Loving you all as always!
Buckallew Family We love You. Have fun in the walk!
Costanzo Family XOXO from us!
Joe and Sharon Karnowski Good for you guys. Love ya!
Laura Farace We Love you John!

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