McMorris Rodgers Meets With Jeana Moore as Part of Her 3,000-Mile Walk to Raise Awareness For National Marrow Donor Program

Dec 20, 2010
Health Care

Jeana Moore

Deer Park Resident Began Journey in October 2009; Will Finish in New York City Next Month

Washington, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) met with Deer Park resident Jeana Moore in her Capitol Hill office today to discuss ways to raise awareness for the National Marrow Donor Program.  Ms. Moore has been walking cross-country since October 2009 in a journey that she hopes will save lives the way her granddaughter’s life was saved. 

“I am so impressed by Jeana’s compassion and dedication to this important cause,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers, who represents Deer Park.  “She is a true inspiration.”

Ms. Moore’s granddaughter, Jada Bascom, nearly died as a newborn from acute myeloid leukemia.  When Jada was 7 months old, she received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from a donor in Germany.  For the past fourteen months, Ms. Moore has walked over 3,000 miles sharing Jada’s story, speaking at registry drives, and inspiring others to do a cheek swab to see if they could save a life.  Ms. Moore’s journey will end in New York City in January 2011.

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