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WEBSITE: www.match4elsa.com TWITTER: @Match4Elsa EMAIL: email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Elsa Nega is an Ethiopian - Canadian mother of 2 young children with leukemia, who is urgently in need of a bone marrow transplant. To help Elsa, we need more people of diverse ethnic background (Africans, Ethiopians as most of the registry is Caucasian) to join the registry. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~About Elsa - Elsa (Elizabeth) Nega is an Ethiopian - Canadian wife and mother with 2 young children, Lana and Lawrence. She started to feel unwell earlier this year. On February 8 she walked into her local ER, was rushed into intensive care and by next morning was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She started on chemo immediately. Unlike 90% of patients who go into remission after the first round of chemo, Elsa did not. Now, after 3 rounds of chemo, a bone marrow transplant is her only hope of recovery. The search is on to find a match for Elsa. Her brother and sister in Ethiopia were her best hope - but are not matched. Of the 29 million people in the international Registry, no matches have been found. Being African, means Elsa has a very low chance of finding a match. Caucasians have a 75% chance of finding a perfect match in the worldwide registry. Africans have just 19% chance. By joining the registry you can help to save a life of Elsa, and many other people like her, searching for a donor. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. HOW TO JOIN THE REGISTRY ---> You can either sign up online for a cheek swab kit of go to your nearest drive. (CANADA - OneMatch) (USA - BeTheMatch) (UK - Anthony Nolan) (SOUTH AFRICA - SABMR) *If I didn't list your country, please visit your nearest registry in your hometown* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.#match4elsa#ethiopia#ethiopian#ethiopians#ethiopianfood#ethiopiannews#ethiopiankids#ethiopianorthodox#ethiopianculture#ethiopianflag#ethiopiancoffee#bonemarrow#bonemarrowtransplant#africans#africa#southafrica#habesha#habeshastyle#habeshapride#habeshanation#matchregistry#eastafrican#canada#vancouver#mamaafrica#support#help @match4elsa @theweeknd
Ethiopia culture 101:
Dance and music is a very significant part of Ethiopian culture. Dance is seen in worship as well as in every day life celebrations. This particular dance is a traditional dance called Eskista. It is complex and one of the most technical forms of traditional dance. It is performed by men and women and is characterized by uniquely intense shoulder movements.
#ethiopianculture#eskista#ethiopiandance#dance#traditionaldance#ngo#nonprofit#nomorestreetkids *video shared with permission of dancer*