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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 7B li Debra Moore Staff Writer Forty local residents signed up with "Be the Match" on Sunday, Nov. 22, to give those diagnosed with blood cancers a chance at life. Some were friends of Sheila Fitzpatrick, a Quincy woman, who was diagnosed this past summer with leukemia. Others didn't know Sheila, but heard about her and wanted to help. Teresa Arrate was one of those individuals. "I read about it in the newspaper and I thought it was easy and important for us to do," she said, gesturing toward her husband, Chris. They, along with their 9-month-old daughter Azura, were at Carey Candy Co. (where the signups were being held) filling out the required questionnaire. "This could be life changing for someone," she said. It was life changing for new Quincy resident Jeff Miller who received bone marrow from his brother six years ago. Siblings are Fitzpatrick has no siblings and her son is too young to donate. The age requirement is 18 to 44. Miller wasn't eligible to donate, but he said that when he read about the event, he had to help. "rPn h~xr~ .loW_~iv~ ,qh~ila some hope was amazing," said Liz Ustick, who works for Bloodsource and represented Be the Match. Be the Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, which manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Ustick said she was very impressed with her time spent in Quincy and the number of individuals who signed up for the donor registry. "It was an incredible day," she said of the two-hour donor event at Carey Candy Co., followed by the celebratory end-of-chemo party for 6-year-old Quincy Petersen, where Ustick also signed up donors. Donors filled out questionnaires and then Ustick swabbed their cheeks. It takes about eight weeks to process the data and then the individuals are registered. While those who attended hoped they might be able to help Fitzpatrick, they could be a match for someone half a world away. "This is an international registry," Ustick said. "About 50 percent of the matches Chris and Teresa Arrate fill out forms that will allow them to register with Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. Nine-month-old daughter Azura joined them at Carey Candy Co. on Nov. 22 for the registration. Photos by Debra Moore "This could be life changing for II someone. Teresa Arrate Donor involve people who live in different countries." If there is a match, the blood is drawn locally (for Quincy residents that could be Sacramento); the donor doesn't have to travel to a foreign country. For one year, the donation remains anonymous, and then the donor can opt to meet the recipient. "I've seen the meetings; it's pretty amazing," Ustick said and recounted the story of a Navy lieutenant based in Hawaii who matched with an 8-year-old boy who lived in the Bay Area. They met at an annual meeting for Be the Match. "When they got up on stage, the lieutenant knelt and gave his Purple Heart to the little boy, telling him 'I'm not the hero here,'" Ustick recalled. She said that seeing such reunions "never gets old." Those who are interested in becoming a bone marrow donor or obtaining more information may call Liz Ustick at 916-453-3797 or emall her at liz.ustick Topsoil & Manure .... 12 yards, delivered* $350 Manure Only ........... 12 yards, delivered* $350 -- Screened and Processed - SAND & GRAVEL AVAILABLE *Susanville area, call for outlying areas. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP , Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 and ask for Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen candersen@amlawoffice.corn To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews.c0m To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.c0m The Braswell family stops at Carey Candy Co. on Nov. 22 to sign up to be bone marrow donors. From left: Tanah, Sandi and Eric Braswell want to help those who need a transplant and honor Er!c's mother, who died~'of cancer. Shelby Wood fills out the paperwork necessary to join the bone marrow registry program. Brought to you by: Dr. Gregory Sawyer, DDS THE TOOTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH Head and Neck Pain (TMD): Part 4 I hope you have been following our discussion for the past few weeks. This one falls in sequence and builds upon your new knowledge. First, treatment approaches to avoid: 1) oversimplistic treatment involving a mouth guard or splint, with too much emphasis on a bad bite. 2) Surgical solutions involving the temperomandibular joint, 3) Drug therapies using narcotic analgesics or prescription anti-inflammatory drugs with a focus on relieving pain symptoms without addressing the cause of the symptoms. Often a multi-pactorial, holistic pproach must be taken to give the patient long term relief of symptoms. The approach could be directed at musculoskeletal conditions or actual derangements in the jaw joint, or a combination of these. Treatment often requires a team approach, including chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, psychotherapy, or medical consultations. Modalities may involve lifestyle stress analysis, postural analysis, nutritional counseling, vitamin supplementation, upper or lower arch orthotic dental appliance. Other types of care could include heat or cryotherapy, exercise and strengthening, correct posture and corrective ergonomics. If you suspect that you may have some component of temperomandibular dysfunction, get diagnosed and treated by an experienced and qualified professional. You deserve to be pain-free! Family Dentistry and Orthodontics 2034 E. Main St., Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-2811 Buy a new vehicle? Call me for a free quote on auto insurance. Jennifer Lewis Insurance Agent Lic #0G94962 252-5012 Fax 257-2394 email: 2920 D Main St., Susanville CA Liz Ustick, an account manager for BloodSource, holds up a poster that shows cancer patients who needed bone marrow transplants. Sadly t[~e [i'~l'e boy w[~o i's p~ctured" center ri'gl~t I~as since died. Ustick said that he and his family knew 6-year-old Quincy Petersen and her family. On the same day as the bone marrow drive, Quincy celebrated the end of her chemotherapy treatments. Court Appointed Special Advocates are specially trained volunteers who are appointed by a judge to advocate for an abused, neglected or abandoned child. Find out how you can make a Wednesday Dec, 16, 2015 5:30pm-6:30pm 591 Main Street difference in the life of a child. Quincy For more information: 283-2227 or 283-5515 ~ program of PIurnas Crisis Intervention & R .... Center Author Todd Borg The newest Owen McKenna mystery Friday, Dec. 4th 5-7 pm during Quincy's Sparkle event (530) 283-BOOK (2665) Wed-Fri 11:30am to 5:30pm 373 W. Main St., QuincySat 12pm- 4pm info@283book.corn