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Sherrie Cramer won’t take “no” for an answer. Her 16-year-old adopted daughter Katie Crameris diagnosed with leukemia and needs a matching marrow/stem cell donor to prolong andhopefully save her life. Katie is Chinese and is of Zhuang ancestry. The Zhuang are the largestminority group in China and most of them livein the central and western part of Guangxiregion in Southern China.So far, even after searching all registriesthroughout the world, a perfect match for Katiehas not been found. The Asian American DonorProgram continues to host drives that attractChinese Americans, here in the Bay Area andbeyond.To this end, Sherrie Cramer, who lives inSacramento, is travelling to China to conductmarrow/stem cell drives to increase the numberof Chinese available as potential donors. Cramerwill spend two weeks in China and will try toconduct marrow/stem cell drives in Liuzhou andNanning.
 July 15, 2010
 Since her return from China, Katie’s mom has been making headlines and spreading
Family and friends of Sherrie Cramer at SFOInternational
MOTHER WILL NOT GIVE UP
Sherrie Cramer Travels to China to Find a Matching/Stem Cell Donor for her AdoptedDaughter
 July 2010
 
EAST BAY AREA
July 25 2010 (Sun):
 
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St. Jarlath Parish
 
2620 Pleasant St.,Oakland, CA 9460210:30am— 1:20pm
WEST BAY AREA
 
NORTH BAY AREA
 July 20, 2010 (Tues): 

SF Courthouse
400 McAllister Street,San Francisco CA 9410210am- 4pm
July 31, 2010 (Sat)

SF Main Library, SF
100 Larkin St, SF CA 9410211am – 2pm
SOUTH BAY AREA
 July 24, 2010 (Sat):

St. John Baptist Church,Milpitas
279 South Main Street,Milpitas, CA 950355pm—8:30pm

St. Francis of Assisi, (twoday drive)
Upcoming Drives andVolunteer Opportunities:Please visitwww.aadp.org for more drive listings
Patient and Family e-Newsletter 
 
AADP
July 1-19, 2010
 
 
e news aou er augers searc or a marrow onor. an ongs soryabout Sherrie Cramer’s trip to has reached media outlets nation and world wide,AMAZING! Here is a list, but there is several more:
PROJECT MICHELLE
 
Project Michelle was started by Michelle Maykin who wasdiagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia when she wasonly 25 years old. Michelle fought to protect those whowished to donate life-saving bone marrow and organs.Unfortunately, Michelle passed away last year, 2 yearsafter she was diagnosed, after struggling unsuccessfullyto find a bone marrow match. Now her mother, MeganWilliams is continuing this cause for her. Right now, withthe lack of protection, people who donate bone marrowand organs DO NOT receive paid leave from work, andthis life-saving action can ultimately lead to terminationof employment. If SB1304 passes, people who donatebone marrow will receive 5 days paid leave, and thosewho donate an organ will receive 30 days paid leavefrom work.Petition for SB1304.
Michelle Maykin passed away inJuly 2009. Her legacy continues tohelp make a difference in another person’s life.
SB1304: The Michelle Maykin Memorial Donation Protection Act
as of July 2010
San Jose, CA 95135
PATIENT SPOTLIGHT
Are you interested involunteering at drives or inour office? Visitwww.aadp.orgor email:info@aadp.org 
Josiah is 6years old.He wasdiagnosedwith Wiskott-AldrichSyndrome at3 months of age and had astem cell transplant at 18months. He is doingfantastically, with his newgreat-working immunesystem and goes for check-ups once a year. Histeachers always report thathe is a very thoughtful andhelpful person to other kidsin his class and has a greatheart.
WBBM radio--an all news radio station inChicagoThis is a TV station in Columbia, SouthCarolina This is a newspaper in Vancouver, BritishColumbia Television station in Dallas/Fort Worth 
R&D Magazine 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution TV station in Portland, OR Yahoo News: Philippines Newspaper in Old Greenwich, CT LA Times 
For more on Katie and Sherrie's story, please visit:
Katie Cramer:http://katiecramer.org Adoption Talk Blog: China Adoptee Needs Bone Marrow Transplant Katie Supporters onFacebook 
Join us for the 2010Light The NightWalk and help find acure for bloodcancers.
 
AADP invitesyou to join staff, family,and friends to participatein Light the Night in SanFrancisco, Thursday, October 21st .If you are interested in joining orsponsoring AADP’s team please emailus at
: info@aadp.org
Barry Foon 4thAnnualCelebrity Golf Tournament
will
take place onMonday, September20, 2010. This year’stournament will takeplace at Ruby Hill Golf course inPleasanton. Visit
www.aadp.org
formore info.
AADP in Action: Past weekend marrow registration drives!
Newly registered potentialdonors show off their AADPtattoos at Obon Festival,Mt. View 07/17/10.
Summer intern, DonNguyen working hard torecruit new donors atAdobo Festival, UnionCity. 07/17/10

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