Marrow in Me

Marrow in Me

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FMRNEWSGAL More than 1 year ago
A question often asked by individuals that want to donate to a charity or help a person in need, is "How much of an impact will my single contribution really make?" Kevin Walsh's The Marrow in Me is a detailed, compelling and heartwarming story that answers that very question. It eases any doubts that one person alone CAN have a vital effect on someone else's life. Kevin and I go back many years to the good ol' days of making television history in Philadelphia. As an anchor/producer duo, we created a countless number of newscasts, live specials and feature stories. Over the years, my respect for Kevin's journalistic skill and knack for good story-telling and writing continued to grow. On a professional level, I always enjoyed his writing style and creativity. I got to know him personally as well. I vividly recall the night in the newsroom that he shared his story with me about his bone marrow transplant experience, and quickly realized that it takes an extraordinarily special individual to undergo something like that. I couldn't wait to read this book. It is nothing short of spectacular... a candid look at one man's mission to help others live healthier, more full-filled lives. It is an eye-opening narrative which brings to light the scope of blood-related cancers and the desperate need for potential donors.
Larry_Kane More than 1 year ago
Kevin Walsh is a husband, father, champion golfer and talented TV anchor who may be a starting a new national trend of giving. What is better in giving than giving a piece of yourself. This is a story of courage, triumph and tragedy that is must reading for anyone who cares about the sanctity of life. A guy who has everything suddenly finds out that everything is more than the material world that most people live in. His story should be read by everyone who is trying to find the real sources of happiness and success, and not just the superficial path that most people take. Walsh, now an anchor at Comcast Sportsnet in New England, takes a dramatic move, knowing not at the time that his small sacrifice would lead to another human being's battle to stay alive. This is a book that is inspiring. and takes you to the heights of euphoria and the dramatic depths of a family's battle for life. Imagine suddenly connecting as the sole lifeline to a stranger's struggle to live. This book will leave you with hope for humanity, and, without question, a smile and some tears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartfelt. Inspiring. Remarkable. Unforgettable. Those are just some of the words that come to mind after reading The Marrow in Me. The gift of golf? Trust me. There is such a thing after reading this. This story represents the good in one human being, Kevin Walsh, that has made such a difference in the life of another. Walsh put his own life on hold to try to save the life of a boy he'd never met. And this was no simple procedure. He let his bones be drilled into to make it happen. This must read will make you stop in your tracks and think about what life is really about and give you hope that anything is possible. This uplifting story is also proof that you can make a difference. I guarantee you, you will be inspired to make one - and soon.
CSW68 More than 1 year ago
Fate works in mysterious and unknown ways. Many just take it as that but this story shows that through recognition, acceptance and drive an individual can make a difference. Through personal experiences, the author captured the essence of "belief in a cause" and the ability to help others, not only in words, but in actions! This is a story about heroes: those fighting the disease (2yr old Alana Dung, Chris Pablo, Jay Hinkle, and others), their family's, and strangers willing/wanting to help. It's often said that there's no greater gift than the "gift of life". This book captures that in a real and heartfelt way!
CarolMarie More than 1 year ago
The Marrow in Me by Kevin Walsh is truly an inspiration. A genuine and honest tale from start to finish, Walsh's story sheds light on how life's trials and uncertainties can lead to brilliant positive life experiences. If you are searching for inspiration, a good laugh, a heart felt story, or a jump start towards making the most out of your own life's journey, the Marrow in Me is the place to start. Kevin Walsh enlightens us and encourages us--not only to look inside ourselves to see what we are truly capable of, but also to not to take ourselves too seriously in the process. For Sports fans, for life fans, this book is a must read.
Tony_B More than 1 year ago
The most inspiring and remarkable story that I have read in recent years. Once in a while a story like this comes along and highlights a real person making a difference in someone else's life. This story is remarkable and so is it's author ... Kevin Walsh is a real life hero!
ClassyGal More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a book that does your heart and soul good, The Marrow in Me just what you need. It was just what I needed and that's why I put those words in the headline. It will restore your faith in humanity and the goodness of people who realize there are missions and callings in life bigger than any one individual. How a television reporter and a man who found a one in-a-million golf ball had the foresight to see how that discovery could take on a life of its own is truly magical. Time and time again I felt shivers going up and down my spine. I can only think of a few life's moments that have done that to me before, and it wasn't from reading books. If you ever wondered what it's like to have marrow suctioned out of your bones, The Marrow in Me leaves nothing to the imagination. The author's credibility is unquestioned. He did it, for a boy he'd never met no less. But wait there's more. For anyone who's ever had to have a final conversation with a loved one, Kevin Walsh's final conversation with his dying mother is not to be missed. For those who were touched by books like Tuesdays with Morrie, The Purpose Driven Life, and the movie Pay it Forward; Kevin Walsh's The Marrow in Me is similar and every bit as profound. And the guy who found that golf ball in his basket? You won't believe what happened to him.
Mike-Sr More than 1 year ago
Chris Pablo was my younger brother. I remember going through everything with Chris. His boys were little then and Sandy was really a rock through all of the treatments, and Chris's bone marrow transplant at City of Hope. Chris was always a positive person and was comfortable around anyone. Helping others with leukemia and other types of cancers became his life's mission. I remember when he found that golf ball and it was like a sign from God he would beat it. The radiation and transplant were awful. The other four guys who went through orientation with Chris at City of Hope didn't make it out of the hospital. This final cancer was so painful, but Chris was out speaking and doing whatever he could until he went into the hospital for the final time. Even then, he was upbeat with everyone who came to visit him. What I miss is his great smile and laugh and just all of the fun times we had hanging out together and talking. I'm proud he was my brother. I am really happy Kevin got his story out and put a face with the disease. All Chris would want is for more donors to come forward and for more lives to be saved. Kevin took some of the fear out of becoming a donor so that others may step forward. Before he died, Chris was able to read much of what Kevin had written about him and his family, and it brought him to tears. No one could ever underestimate what a wonderful wife Sandy was and what amazing young men his boys have turned out to be. Chris made this devastating disease a positive in his life and in the lives of others and used his remaining years to serve God in the service of encouraging others. Our entire family is grateful for Kevin telling Chris's story in such a real, but moving way. But you would have had to know Chris to really see what a star he was. He was really a gift to me, to all of our family, and to all of the people he touched. I am so glad I got to have this time on earth with him. He was quite a guy.
WBDover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book and found the timing a good karma as an important member of my community was recently diagnosed and in need of a bone marrow transplant. Reading this book was very helpful and inspirational and helped me to decide to be a registrant at a recent bone marrow drive in hopes of also making a difference in saving someones life. Kevin details his personal experience of becoming a donor for a 16 year old boy and has a way of tapping into the readers heart and soul to do the right thing. He writes in an easy to read, can't put down manner and inspires the reader to want to continue his legacy to help beat life threatening disease. Recommend it to all readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago