Gisselle Bonilla, a little girl of 7, has saved the life of her younger sister Yarelis.
"Absolutely, that’s true," says Peri Kamalakar, Yarelis Bonilla’s doctor. He is the director of pediatric hematology and oncology at Barnabas Health and head of the Valerie Fund Medical Center there.
Yarelis, 5, is scheduled to be discharged this afternoon fro [ … ]
Like bone barrow, cord blood is rich in the blood-forming cells that can be used in transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and many other life-threatening diseases. If it is not donated to a public cord blood bank or stored for private use, the umbilical cord is discarded. Although the Be The Match Registry has stored over 150,000 units [ … ]
Time & Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 9AM.
Bib, t-shirt pickup and bag check is from 8-8:45AM
Location:Firefighter’s Field, 425 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
Register today by going to: The 2nd Roosevelt Island 5K Run/Walk
The 1st Roosevelt Island 5K in 2011 was a huge success and the 2012 spring race, scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2 [ … ]
Organizers of the Roosevelt Island 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Icla da Silva Foundation are thrilled with the response towards the event so far. Over 300 runners/walkers will be participating on the event this Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 9:00AM. The event will take place on Roosevelt Island with start and end of the race at the Firefighter's field [ … ]
The Icla da Silva Foundation is proud to present "And They Said I Wouldn’t Make It: A Story of Hope", written and performed by Samuel G Roberson Jr. This autobiographical play tells the story of 8 year old Sam and his efforts to fight Leukemia. This is not story of death or sorrow though; it is a celebration of how struggles in life shape us into w [ … ]