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Pair of books offer life-affirming -- and possibly life-changing -- messages

...Hospital would not give up on Brennan.Fourth, this is a unique story. No child has ever gone through four bone marrow transplants in 18 months.Fifth, this is a story of a band of brothers: two small boys who found so many ways to hold...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-10/pair-books-offer
North Augusta father turns blog posts about son's leukemia battle into book

...seventh birthday in January 2009. He received a bone marrow transplant at Atlanta's Emory University. When he relapsed...Memphis, Tenn.Brennan received three additional bone marrow transplants for an unprecedented four in 18 months. He has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-04-09/north-augusta-father-tur
Caddying in Par-3 highlight for North Augusta leukemia survivor

...of his seventh birthday in 2009, Simkins was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He received a rare four bone marrow transplants in 18 months and has been in remission for four years.Simkins was familiar with Augusta Na tional Golf Club...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/caddying-par-3-highlight-north-augusta-leu
Fired Georgia Regents Medical Center nurse files whistle-blower lawsuit

...retaliation for her insistence that the oncology unit and bone marrow transplant unit needed more nurses, which would reduce patients...Over a three-year period, the oncology and bone marrow transplant units became severely understaffed with nurses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/fired-georgia-regents-
Football staff at Yale produces three bone marrow donors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Finding a match for someone who needs a bone marrow transplant can be like searching for a needle in a haystack ? unless you are looking at Yale University.An unlikely three members of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-08/football-staff-yale-produ
Theology on Tap to reach out to young people at bar

...Ordinary When You Can Be Great?Other speakers include Tara Simkins, whose young son, Brennan, endured four bone marrow transplants to treat his leukemia; Michael Lammers, youth pastor at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church; Mike Firmin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-03-06/theology-tap-reach-out-y
A headliner with heart

...local music promoter.Brennan was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2009 and received three of his four bone marrow transplants at St. Jude. He's been in remission since 2011.The Possibilities' music video features the Simkins sitting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-29/headliner-heart
A Joyful Noise: Pickin' for Alex

...son of Trinity Baptist Church pastor Matt Moore. Alex was diagnosed in June with aplastic anemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.WHO WILL PERFORM: The concert will feature some bluegrass guitar from Tanner Duckworth, gospel quartet singing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-07-18/joyful-noise-pickin-alex
Faith Digest: Bone marrow drive, letters for Israel and Blessing of the Backpacks

...all participants will be entered into a bone marrow registry and could be a match for someone else who needs a bone marrow transplant.The church is at 4594 Columbia Road in Martinez. For more information, call the church office at (706) 863-1222...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-07-11/faith-digest-bone-marrow
Augustans attend bone marrow drive for 5-year-old boy

...destruction of his bone marrow, Moore said.A bone marrow transplant could cure him.Moore, his wife and their daughter...families."Seventy percent of patients who need a bone marrow transplant have to turn to the Be the Match registry in the hopes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-12/augustans-attend-bone-marrow-