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So today I had great news.  My student that has aplastic anemia has been matched with a bone marrow donor!  He goes to Washington DC in May to have the transplant.  He will be there for about 4 months with recovery and therapy.  If all goes well, he will for all intensive purposes be  cured after that.  He will have a chance at a life.  He went from having less than a year  to having a chance for a normal life.  Here's hoping that the transplant goes well!

Also, I had a very amusing discussion with some students today.  I heard some students outside of my office door saying, "Ask Ms. Roland, She'll know."  They asked me the difference between the Rat Pack and the Brat Pack.  I explained who each group was and gave them my personal recommendations for music and movies by each group.  You should have seen their faces when I told them that the Rat Pack was in the original Oceans Eleven.  Most of them had no idea that there was an original that didn't involve Brad Pitt or George Clooney.  Yes, I was truly an educator today.  I may not have helped them get into college, but I did help them expand their little worlds.  Maybe, just maybe, one of them will actually go home and listen to some of the music that I suggested and like it, even if they never mention it to their friends because it's just not cool to like that kind of music when you are 16.

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