BY K.P. SANDER
Pomona – Every mother hopes for the very best for her children, including a wonderful life filled with love and promise. She also hopes to be there to facilitate as much happiness as she can.
But for one local mother, these hopes have recently been associated with trepidation, and perhaps a deadline. Cindy Belevick, 48, has recently been diagnosed with Aggressive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Even more prevalent than her own concerns for health and longevity are the concerns for her precious children: Peter, 10, has Autism, and his little sister, Gigi, is just 6-years old. These children need their mother.
As Belevick struggles with her Leukemia, she is in urgent need of blood, platelets and bone marrow. While donor drives have been organized, with a blood drive recently completed in Diamond Bar, and a marrow drive to be held in Covina May 3, there is still much to be done for her to win this battle. While her family is not a donor match, supporters out there may be.
You can become one of Cindy Belevick’s supporters, and part of her hope. While Latino/Hispanic donors are critical, anyone from 18 to 44 years of age can help save a life. In Belevick’s case, time is of the essence. You, or someone you know, may be the key. Help get the word out…
For more information on this mother’s hope, visit http://posthope.org/operation-help-save-cindy; and http://bethematchfoundation.org/goto/swabforcindy.