September 22, 1998
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'A Lesson for My Kids'
Marrow Donor Gives Chance at Health,
Gains Perspective on Life
By Carla Garnett
Recent bone marrow donor
Three years ago, Calvin Jackson thought it was probably a good idea to become a
bone marrow donor. These days, just a short time since he donated, he says it's a
great idea, and that he'd do it again without hesitation.
By Rich McManus
Calculated at the grand rate of $1.88 per mile, NIDR lab technician Ary Shalizi's
summer labors -- pedaling his bike more than 3,200 miles from Seattle to
Washington, D.C., on a fundraising ride for the American Lung Association --
weren't wildly lucrative (especially considering that his "earnings" were really
payments to the ALA), but the journey's value to him can't be measured in dollars,
or on an odometer. Though it wore him out to the verge of quitting, he stayed the
meandering, cross-continental course and gained a new appreciation for the size of
his country, and the dimensions of his own endurance.