Research Fund, Swedish Foundation
Michaelís doctor, Dr. Henry Kaplan, is an oncologist
at the Swedish Cancer Institute and specializes in
Blood Management Techniques, Breast Cancer,
Hematology, Lymphoma, and Pharmacology. Dr. Kaplan
was instrumental in developing an anti-nausea
medication that was extremely effective in helping
Michael manage the side effects of chemotherapy,
thus improving his quality of life. Dr. Kaplan is
currently conducting clinical studies in three areas
(1) new chemotherapy and radiation treatments for
brain tumors (2) early detection of breast cancer in
younger women and (3) exploring a genetic connection
in detecting and treating lymphoma.
Memorial Fund at Lighthouse Christian Church
long for a deeper experience of the spiritual
dimension of life, for themselves or for their
children. Through vibrant worship, practical
biblical teaching, and caring relationships, weíre
growing closer to God and becoming a community in
which Godís grace and truth inform and enrich all of
strong faith in Jesus was planted at Faith Bible
Church, and then grown at
Lighthouse Christian Church. He felt such peaceful happiness during
the Sunday Service and fellowship, and blossomed at SYTE, Lighthouse's youth group.
Our Mission: To share God's grace
and truth so that youth come to know, love and serve
The Core Values:
We want God to be seen
We want people to feel loved
We want lives to be changed into the likeness of
Michael was a founding member of
SYTE. He poured his heart into helping the team
develop a strong team to support youth in their
Christian walk. SYTE blessed Michael with a
focus on his mission to help others.
Puget Sound Blood Bank
Michael's cancer treatment, our family and friends
continued to ask for ways to help. When Michael
needed blood transfusions and a stem-cell
transplant, a community Blood Drive was suggested.
Michael agreed, but asked that people donate blood
to help others, not just him. Three blood drives
were held in January, 2004, with 47 donors,
collecting enough blood to help over 140 people.
(One pint of blood can help three people!). The
Foundation would like to continue Michael's giving
spirit by supporting the Puget Sound Blood Bank.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer
Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by preventing cancer,
saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer,
through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
& Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary
health organization dedicated to funding blood
cancer research, education and patient services. The
Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma,
Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the
quality of life of patients and their families.