May 17, 2013 – A year and half ago, Eric McLean and his older brother gave $10,000 on behalf of L.I.F.E. to a promising leukemia research study at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research being conducted by Dr. Jing Zhang. Today Dr. Zhang wrote back with the following message:
Meanwhile, highly encouraged by our exciting results, we are collaborating with a research group at the Cincinatti Children’s Research Hospital to test this novel treatment in humanized immunocompromised mice engrafted with real human leukemia cells. Although I am successful in obtaining funding to support my research group, the significant budget cut from federal governments greatly hinders my capacity to carry on this pilot study. I am wondering if LIFE would be interested in continuously support our effort.
Thanks for your consideration. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
It has been an honor to support her efforts, and it is even more exciting to know that their research is about to make it to the next step. Thank you everyone for supporting L.I.F.E. and helping to make this possible in Eric’s memory.