Damian Hebert from Southshore Distribution sent us this message:
Johnny Romano, you remember him right? The young man we’ve kind of adopted into our industry via the Texas Skate Jam for Make A Wish, is in the hospital…has had three boards with Real Skateboards…almost got shoes with Adio……our Make A Wish kid so to speak….remember him now?
This last week was quite rough for the Romano family, early this month it was detected that his cancer came back…then this week he had a reaction/infection as a result to procedure and it push his limits…but as normal with this young man he shows he has new limits!
Bottom line is he’s needing a bone marrow transplant! and soon.. Now you think WHOA! that’s not for me…well with my health problems I’m out as a donor…but you might not be!! again you’re like NO WAY! But it’s not that bad anymore…from what Julie told me (you can find this on the www.marrow.org site) that about 98% of all marrow donations are done via blood transfusions…not surgery… and you don’t need any shots to find out if you might be an acceptable donor…but there are shots involved if you are acceptable and go through the procedure…but why not just see if you can donate!! it wont hurt at all…they just take a swab sample from inside your mouth…ZERO PAIN!
Or you can just donate blood!!! ok that hurts a little..again I’m out as a donor, my stupid immune system is screwed up……I can only donate for myself…but you can donate!! www.giveblood.org
Just make sure you donate in the name of Jonathon Romano at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston! or Just jump in to help others!!! DONATE! If you are interested in helping in a monetary form please contact me and I’ll get you in touch with Mike or Julie…Johnny’s parents… and again remember PRAY for the Romanos!! God’s Peace to all….
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Send Johnny a message here, Room 910.