Day +401: I’m holding out for a hero…

“Where’s the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I I toss and turn and dream of what I need
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night”

I just received wonderful news from Johns Hopkins – contact information for my donor! I’m emailing my hero now to thank her a million times for saving my life.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Tag Lines…
Day +373: DNA, Jonathan Coulton (no one IDed but Tim made a valiant attempt)
Day +387: Almost Cut My Hair, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (IDed by Mike…sort of)
Day +396: Someone Keeps Calling My Name, Harry Chapin (no one IDed)
Day +396 rejected: My Wife and My Dead Wife, Robyn Hitchcock (no one IDed – based on the lack of comments on his New Year post, Michael says there must not be any Robyn Hitchcock fans out there 😉 )


  1. Great news! Adds very nicely to a New Year celebration.

  2. That is so wonderful! I love being able to thank people!!

    And that song is from Footloose. Holding out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler.

  3. Tell her thanks from me too! 🙂

  4. Thank her for saving my little sister; I am blessed by her generosity. Love you.

  5. I say the song is from Disney’s Hercules movie. 🙂 I’m glad you got the contact information. How wonderful for you!

  6. How nice it will be to contact your donor! Let me know how it goes. Lori

  7. Wishing you a blessed day today and everyday.

  8. Those of you who guessed Holding Out for a Hero for the tag line are correct, and Bonnie Tyler did sing it; however, when we selected the song, we were thinking of the Shrek verion sung by Frou Frou :-).

  9. Good news!!!

  10. Glad you’re doing so well, and are going to meet your donor. I also go to UC Hemotology for Vidaza. Dr. Phil is my doctor. Will have a BMT in the Spring. I have CMML. How did you physically feel with all the chemo at Hopkins before the transplant? I’m getting nervous, but it’s the only hope for a cure for me.

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