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Remarkable Story of Love, Hope Strength Bone Marrow Donor

Love, Hope, Strength Union County NJUnion County, NJ — Union County Freeholder Al Mirabella, who recently walked the “Rock the Skyline” fundraiser in Jersey City for the Love Hope Strength cancer foundation, met up with two remarkable people for this photograph: Welsh Rock Star Mike Peters (of the Alarm) and a founder of Love Hope Strength, and Susan Striffolino of Kenilworth.

Ms. Striffolino signed up for the International Bone Marrow Registry through Love Hope Strength at Union County Musicfest in 2008, and as a result, wound up making a donation that saved someone’s life. She was called by Delete Blood Cancer as a possible match in June of 2012 and scheduled to donate stem cells in November, the Monday after Hurricane Sandy hit, which made the logistics a bit challenging. She wound up donating at Georgetown University Hospital anonymously to a Leukemia patient in Scotland, and then did a second donation of “T” cells for him in June of 2013. As a result, the man is now in remission.   For information on her story, please go to:

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