Dave Cameron, a writer for FanGraphs and USS Mariners and a champion of objective statistical analysis, is faced with a situation when knowing the odds makes no difference: he's facing Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
There are few writers who having me continually waiting for their next post. Dave is one.
We can say things about sending prayers and good thoughts, we can talk about how cancer has touched our own lives, we can retreat to quotations that give us strength. For some moments in life, there are no words.
Or we can follow Dave's suggestion:
I know many of you are going to want to know how you can help. For now, I’ll just ask that you strongly consider donating both blood and platelets to the Red Cross – they have a critically low supply of both at the moment.
If you can, make an appointment with your Red Cross (donation locater here) and give an hour of your time.