Baby Trevor's legacy helps save lives
In the Sacramento area, many have been inspired to 'Be The Match' because of baby Trevor Kott. Trevor was born in October of 2006 and the day his parents were preparing to take him home, the doctor took them aside. He said, "I can't believe I'm telling you this, but we believe your son has leukemia." Trevor's mother Angela Kott said, "So, we never made it home. And his only home was a 10 by 10 hospital room for six months. A search for a bone marrow donor turned out the community, even went world wide, but no one was found in time to save Trevor's life. However, his story has been an inspiration for many."
Anaheim Police Detective, December 3, 1960 – May 7, 2001
After a long struggle with leukemia and without ever being able to locate a life-saving marrow donor, Anaheim Police Department Detective Judi Harmon succumbed to her illness. She was able to achieve her life-long goal of being a detective and was recognized for her contributions to the Economic Crimes Unit and her volunteer work with at-risk youths through the Anaheim Union High School District.
Honolulu Police Captain Alvin Nishimura was diagnosed with leukemia and in need of a marrow transplant. Two unrelated donors were identified for Captain Nishimura, but elected not to proceed through the process. A number of public safety agencies who also had members stricken with leukemia began hosting marrow donor drives in the hopes of finding their loved ones a life-saving match. Although another match was found for Captain Nishimura, he later succumbed to the disease.