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Veritas
11-27-2010, 09:15 PM
As you might guess from the user name I am an alum and Harvard fan and women's hockey fan since the late 80's but Mandi is a Yalie I am cheering for. Feel free to imagine a "Lux et" before the user name.

Mandi, if you read this you might like to know that a friend and neighbor had a marrow transplant about 18 years ago and he is doing great, same age as me (63). All the best to you.

zoofer
11-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Thank you for posting that article.....

5 4 Fighting
12-15-2010, 09:36 PM
Big, Big day in the Schwartz household I'm sure as Jaden Schwartz ( # 8) is announced as a member of Team Canada (U20) WJC 2011...

Congratulations to the entire Schwartz family and of course.... The Hounds Nation ;). Enjoy!


http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/75137/la_id/1/season_id/135415/profile_id/135422/team_id/81604/ss_id/57000/

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11823/2010_prospects_jaden_schwartz/ date sensitive.

hockeynut83
12-18-2010, 11:59 PM
Lets keep Mandi in all of our prayers! I am thinking of you Mandi as well as your family.

Priceless
12-23-2010, 08:13 AM
Mandi Schwartz Suffers Setback in Battle With Cancer (http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2010/12/22/mandi-schwartz-suffers-setback-in-battle-with-cancer/)


Canadian hockey player Mandi Schwartz suffered another setback in her battle against cancer late last week when she got the heartbreaking news last weekend that the cancer had returned.

Schwartz has been battling acute myeloid leukemia for more than two years and underwent a stem cell transplant Sept. 22. She was undergoing another round of chemotherapy in a Seattle hospital when the results of a recent biopsy indicated a relapse for a third time this year.

"The results of the biopsy caught us off guard, because we had hoped to be done with this part of the battle," her mother Carol said in a release on Yale's website. "Mandi remains committed to fighting this disease, and we are going to continue doing everything in our power to help her. We are so grateful for all the support we have received throughout this ordeal."

"We know how many families have been affected by cancer, and we know that the efforts to raise awareness of this cause that have been made on Mandi's behalf are making a difference for her and for so many other patients in need. That gives us the strength to keep going."

OnMAA
12-23-2010, 08:34 AM
Mandi Schwartz Suffers Setback in Battle With Cancer (http://nhl.fanhouse.com/2010/12/22/mandi-schwartz-suffers-setback-in-battle-with-cancer/)

Sad to hear...Below is another link with details...God speed to Mandi and her Family...

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=547125

zoofer
12-23-2010, 11:23 AM
So sorry to hear of your setback Mandi.....but you've handled them before so just dig in the blades and keep pushing off...the very best to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas....G-d speed

posttopost2
12-23-2010, 07:09 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mandi.

Priceless
12-24-2010, 01:37 PM
Yale Athlete's Plight Gives Another Chance to Save Life (http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/12/24/yale-athletes-plight-gives-another-chance-to-save-life/)


Christmas stories are supposed to be happy, not leave you wondering why people don't get the gift they desperately need. Mandi Schwartz was hoping to go home free of cancer. Instead, after a stem-cell transplant and months of treatment in Seattle, the disease has returned. The Yale hockey player will still head back to her Saskatchewan home next week, but she will go with fresh doubts and fears. It's futile to ask why anyone, especially a 22-year-old like Mandi, has to get leukemia. But it might help to know that because of her plight, somebody will be getting a priceless gift.

The person delivering it is Lexy Adams. She's a field hockey player at Yale who has never even met Mandi. But when she got to campus last year, she couldn't avoid her. It seemed everybody wanted to help Mandi, who was originally diagnosed two years ago. There were fundraisers and donor-registration drives. Not just at Yale, but throughout Canada. Mandi needed a stranger's stem cells to survive, but so do a lot of leukemia patients. And like most of us, Lexy would be willing to help. Then we get caught up in life and never get around to finding out if we might be a donor.

"I'd never even thought about it," Lexy said.

Then the Yale football team and women's hockey team organized a registration drive this spring. Lexy went and the technician swabbed the inside of her cheek. The 18-year-old's genetic makeup was registered in the National Marrow Donor Program.

Lexy figured that would be that. Transplants are such a genetic crapshoot, the vast majority of registrants never hear from donor programs again.

A few months passed, and Lexy got a call. She was a potential match.

Not for Mandi, but for somebody in the same situation.

More at link.

5 4 Fighting
12-30-2010, 09:55 PM
Big, Big day in the Schwartz household I'm sure as Jaden Schwartz ( # 8) is announced as a member of Team Canada (U20) WJC 2011...

Congratulations to the entire Schwartz family and of course.... The Hounds Nation ;). Enjoy!


http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/75137/la_id/1/season_id/135415/profile_id/135422/team_id/81604/ss_id/57000/

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11823/2010_prospects_jaden_schwartz/ date sensitive.

EDIT: Unfortunate set back today as Jaden Scwartz has suffered a fractured ankle and will not be available to our WJ Team for the rest of the tourney nor to Colorado College for the balance of the season.

You know... if there is a god...can you not cut this family some slack..

OnMAA
12-30-2010, 10:57 PM
EDIT: Unfortunate set back today as Jaden Scwartz has suffered a fractured ankle and will not be available to our WJ Team for the rest of the tourney nor to Colorado College for the balance of the season.

You know... if there is a god...can you not cut this family some slack..

Agreed. Reminds me a lot of the Dan Jansen saga from about 25 years ago.

Priceless
01-06-2011, 10:19 AM
Statement by the family (From Ciskie)


Mandi's most recent bone marrow showed 54% leukemia blasts in her bone marrow treatment protocol we hoped to continue in Sask. will not continue. We ask for support in prayers as we treasure our time with her at home. :(

Will have link when it becomes available.

UCONN FAN
01-06-2011, 12:11 PM
Gut wrenching news.

WFR
01-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the Schwartz family

posttopost2
01-06-2011, 01:15 PM
Prayers for the whole family.
Thought of her yesterday when I saw her brother getting his metal at the Juniors.

FlagDUDE08
01-06-2011, 02:50 PM
O_O This is very tough to hear. I would like to also offer up best wishes.

OnMAA
01-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Prayers for the whole family.
Thought of her yesterday when I saw her brother getting his metal at the Juniors.

Same thought went thru my mind when watching the post game events last night. God speed to Mandi and her Family. Gutwrenching.

Priceless
01-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Still no link, but Sports Illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/brian_cazeneuve/01/06/world.junior.championships.notes/) included this in their wrap-up of the WJC:


A moving display
In a show of support for their extended family, Canada's players wrote the name Mandi on their sticks before the game. Mandi Schwartz, the sister of Team Canada forward Jaden Schwartz, is battling cancer. Jason got knocked out of the tournament on Tuesday, when he suffered a broken ankle during an awkward collision in the game against the Czech Republic. In obvious discomfort, Schwartz at first didn't realize the severity of his injury and actually returned to score a goal a few shifts later.

zoofer
01-06-2011, 05:26 PM
prayers and best wishes for Mandi......

Priceless
01-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Here's the story (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2011/01/06/2011-01-06_yale_hockey_player_mandi_schwartz_suffers_setba ck_in_battle_with_leukemia_stops_.html).


Yale hockey player Mandi Schwartz was diagnosed with leukemia 25 months ago, at the end of the first semester of her junior year. She has spent most of her life since then waging a brave fight against the disease, and becoming the centerpiece of an outpouring that has stretched from New Haven to her home in Wilcox, Saskatchewan and resulted in nearly 5,000 people joining bone-marrow registries in the U.S. and Canada.

Everybody hoped for a happy ending to the hideous ordeal, but that seems less likely by the day, Schwartz' leukemia returning late last month and continuing to rampage through her body even as she underwent yet another round of chemotherapy. Her most recent bone marrow test shows there are 54% leukemia blasts in her bone marrow.

The family has stopped the chemo now. Schwartz is at home in Saskatchewan.

Scarcely four months after she underwent a stem-cell transplant at a Seattle hospital that seemed to promise fresh hope, Mandi Schwartz, who has had three relapses in less than a year, seems to be out of options, and almost out of time.

More at link.