Leukemia patient Penny Lindenberg and family were filled with hope after learning four bone marrow matches were found for the 37-year-old mother of two. That hope, however, quickly turned to stunned disbelief when those potential life-saving donors, for reasons unknown, chose not to come forward.
Last month Lindenberg lost her 15 month battle with the disease. Family members said they were numb with disbelief, wondering why the donor matches didn’t step forward. Officials of the Bone Marrow Center said the decision was theirs and theirs alone, and that they don’t have to give a reason.
Come Out to Register and You Can Save Penny or Others!
Date: Sun Dec 6, 2009 - Ridge, NY
Penny Lindenberg, a young mother of two was diagnosed on July 10th of this year with Acute Leukemia.
Penny, her husband Brian and their two girls aged 10 and 9, live in a close knit section of Ridge, New York. Until her diagnosis, Penny was the neighborhood mother who regularly helped other mothers by getting their children on or off the bus. Chemotherapy and subsequent hopsital stays have kept her from working her part-time job. She was also forced to give up her leadership of Girl Scout Troop 1109. She is trying to stay as involved as possible.
Penny is artistic. Her neighbors look forward to seeing how she decorates the tree in front of her house for each holiday. Candy canes, witches, goblins, American flags and Easter bunnies hang from the branches to mark the season. Now, her tree is filled with orange ribbons for Leukemia Awareness.
Penny needs a bone marrow transplant for survival. She is yet to find her match. YOU can be her or others' matches. Please come and register!
Sunday Dec. 6th 10AM-2:30PM
Ridge Fire Department
Fire House ONE
20 Francis Mooney Drive
Ridge, NY 11961
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!