A Piece of You Can Save a Whole Dan.

Today balloons are being filled, laughter shared, love shown.  Today, my friend Dan is on nearly week 8 in the hospital, diagnosed with aplastic anemia.

I first met Dan through MPowered, and he subsequently worked alongside me to co-organize Startup Weekend U of M 2011, in addition to participating…and creating the one and only epic Drunk or Child.

Dan rocks.  I could go on and on for pages about how much I love him, and how much others do, too.  How generous he is, how funny, how witty, how thoughtful, how he’s always willing to give up his own time or resources to help someone else.

I could go on and on about all the memories we’ve shared.  The funds we raised, the late nights we pushed through, the way he can make anyone laugh and feel comfortable. 

And I could tell you about him.  His sisters, his family, his manly Infiniti coupe, how he always wears nice jeans and a troublemaking grin. 

Dan needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.  There is a 1 in 20,000 chance that you could be the one to give away a part of you to save a whole of him.  For those of you away from Ann Arbor, here’s how you can help.  It only takes a little piece of you to light up another life.