- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 28, 2006

Finally, there is some good news to report. In July, we told the story of Justin, a Navy SEAL who had recently been diagnosed with acute lymphocyte leukemia — a very deadly type of blood cancer. From the beginning, Justin’s odds were not good. So, we asked readers with the time and means to consider traveling to Justin’s hometown of Spotswood, N.J., where the Defense Department’s Donor Program was conducting a one-day search for a bone-marrow donor.

Now we are happy to report that a donor for Justin has been found. In fact, three perfect matches have been found. “Basically, I hit the bone marrow lotto jackpot,” Justin wrote on a Web site. On Monday, he left for Seattle to undergo treatment, which is expected to continue into 2007.

We wish Justin luck and a speedy recovery, especially since the Navy SEAL hopes to return to duty one day. (Terrorists beware.) We also want to thank those readers who made the trip to Spotswood and the bloggers who have worked tirelessly to keep Justin and his family in the hearts and minds of concerned Americans.

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