David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

10 out of 10!

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Dave has a transplant date – 23rd April. They have a young healthy donor who is a 10 out of 10 match! Consider all those different factors I wrote about in the last post, 100s of different options for each of the factors, and they all match!

This improves the chances of a successful transplant. It promotes engraftment: engraftment is when the donated cells start to grow and make new blood cells. It reduces the risk of a post-transplant complication called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD occurs when the immune cells from the donated marrow or cord blood (the graft) attack your body (the host). This is the best news. Rejoice with us.


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February 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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  1. WOW! Rejoicing!

    Ah Lord God!
    Behold, YOU have made the heavens and the earth
    by YOUR great power
    and by YOUR outstretched arm.

    NOTHING is too difficult for YOU.

    Jer. 32:17


    February 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  2. Great News,The best we could wish for for our son-in-law Dave, Tarnya, and our wonderful grandchildren, We will be with you all the way on this great journey,God Bless. Grandi and Gramps XX

    Di and Dad

    February 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm



    February 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  4. Wow! yeeha!!! Praise God that is so so so so cool!!!


    February 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

  5. Yes, this is such good news. God is truely awesome, His faithfulness never ceases!!


    February 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

  6. What fantastic news. Will keep on praying for a successful transplant.

    Leonie & Cliff


    February 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

  7. we are rejoicing :O)… and will continue praying!!!


    February 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

  8. I am so glad to know about this. Continue to remember Dave in my prayer. David

    David Ting

    February 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm

  9. As many with many others Noelle and been praying consistently for this very thing. We are filled to overflowing with joy and relief. Why is there a touch of surprise when God answers “yes” to a prayer?

    Russell Carle

    February 27, 2010 at 3:02 am

  10. Deo gratias (thanks be to God – it sounds much nicer in Latin).

    Jachin | Practical Computing

    February 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

  11. YAY!!!


    February 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

  12. Hi Mr Burge
    We have been praying for you ever since you got cancer. We are happy that you have found someone with the same bone marrow as you.We are praying that you will get better.
    Love James Waddell (aged 10)

    nicky waddell

    February 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

    • Hi James,
      We really appreciate your prayers. It makes a big difference to me to know that people young and old are praying for me.
      I wonder how old the youngest person is? I wonder how young the oldest person is? 🙂
      Mr. Burge.

      David Burge

      February 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      • It would probably be Ruth wouldn’t it? Otherwise Kezia might be next up because if we are slightly remiss and forget to pray for you when we are saying grace at each meal, either Kezia or Mikah always reminds us – ‘pway for Unca Dave to get betta’


        March 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

  13. WOW!! What an amazing 77th birthday gift to me, on this miraculous news from your family. I knew that 77 was going to be an awesome year as 7 is the perfect number. 10 out of 10. TOP SCORE so that must be a GOLD. I rejoice with each one of you as you celebrate God’s abundant goodness. I will keep on praying as you await “D Day” Thanks Tarnya for keeping us all in the loop.

    Juliette Urquhart

    February 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    • Happy Birthday to you Juliette!
      Thank you to all who rejoice with us.
      Love Tarnya


      February 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm

  14. Such good news!! To be honest Tarnya, the best blog I have ever read. We are heartglad for you all, and thankful that you have finally found the perfect match and have a definite date…sounds like a sucessful teenage matchmaking service..:-) I will be smiling for the rest of the weekend. Love, Paula

    Hedges family

    February 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm

  15. That is fantastic news!


    February 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

  16. Hi David & Tarnya, great to hear how God is working in your lives! Excellent to know you have such a good match for the BM transplant. We’ll be continuing to pray for you all – have the prayer team at the Whakatane Sallys on the job! (So thankful for the Lord’s keeping power at times like this! 2 Tim 1:12, 1Pet1:5a.) Will be especially remembering you in the coming weeks twd April 23rd. Our God is such an awesome God who “does superabundantly above all that we can ask or think” !!! Eph 3:20 (vs 14-21 are our prayer for you)

    Kathryn Boyd

    March 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

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