Albert Saladin's Angels
He is my brother from another mother... An amazing Son, Husband, Father, Brother and friend. Albert Saladin is presently battling Accute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) for the next 6 months or so making it impossible for him to work. If you find it in your heart to give, every little bit will be greatly appreciated. On behalf of the Saladin Family I thank you and may God bless all of you. -
El es el hermano que me dio la vida. Un hijo, esposo, padre, hermano y amigo EJEMPLAR. Albert Saladin se encuentra actualmente batallando Leucemia Mieloide Aguda (AML) imposibilitandole integrarse a sus labores en los próximos 6 meses. Si el deseo de extender tu ayuda nace desde tu corazón, no importa la cantidad porque cada granito cuenta grandemente. En nombre de la Familia Saladin, les extiendo las gracias y que Dios los bendiga a todos.
Albie was an excellent husband and father, as well as a great son, brother, and friend. He lived his life to serve and give. Those who knew him well are familiar with his work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he was part of the Hispanic Advisory Committee. I will honor him by continuing his work with the institution.
Albie was my husband, the love of my life, my complement, my everything, my friend, and my accomplice. He was also a proud father. Some of you heard him talk about our children. I can still hear him saying, “We must have done something right. Look at these two creatures. They are good and happy people.” I think we did a good job, too.
I didn’t and I won’t say goodbye. Instead, I’ll say, “until we meet again, love.” Rest in peace.
Many of you contributed to his health care fund, and his family is beyond grateful. As many of you know, the expenses were exorbitant. In order to support his family during this difficult time, we need your help once again.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at Our Lady of Divine Providence, 10205 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174 at 11:00 a.m. We are kindly requesting any help you can provide for Albert’s Final Resting Fund. Your donation will help cover Albert’s funeral costs.
On behalf of Albert’s family... Thank you
Work for a cause, not for applause.
Live life to express, not to impress.
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.
Albert - You will always live in our hearts.
Albert, el ser lleno de luz que muchos tuvimos la dicha de conocer ha partido, dejándonos a todos con bellos recuerdos.
La familia de Albert está sumamente agradecida con el apoyo moral y financiero que recibieron durante su lucha contra el cáncer. A raíz del generoso apoyo que ustedes brindaron la familia logró cubrir muchos gastos.
Se celebrará una misa de cuerpo presente el próximo martes, 23 de octubre del 2018 en la Parroquia Our Lady of Divine Providence localizada en 10205 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174 a las 11:00 a.m. En estos momentos difíciles, la familia se encuentra nuevamente necesitada de su ayuda para cubrir los gastos fúnebres de Albert.
En nombre de la familia Saladin, les damos las gracias.
Trabaja por una causa,
no para que te aplaudan.
Vive para ayudar, no para impresionar.
No vivas para impactar, deja que tu ausencia impacte.
Albert-Vivirás por siempre en nuestros corazones.
I want to begin this update with gratitude. I am so humbled by your support, my dear friends and family.
For those that periodically send a quick note just asking “how are you?” to those who have contributed financially, some of you in multiple occasions to where we came very, very close to reaching the initial 6 months goal.
After succesfully getting a Bone Marrow Transplant at U.M. Sylvester, I relapsed, we came back to MD Anderson in Houston and just like on the first trip, booked the first possible flight after being discharged. Whatever clinical trial was not available “at the time” when we first arrived, became available. We got a sequence of messages and #Godwinks we just could not ignore. We’ve been here for two months now, most of that time was spent getting me qualified for the trial with tests and labs.
We leased a little place here since this process requires us to be near the hospital for admission, any possible emergency which would prevent me from flying (even a simple cold or fever), and the trial itself is on a constant 24/7 infusion over a couple of months or more. It’s a Phase I immunotherapy clinical trial and we are counting on this being the end battle.
So here we are, facing the same struggles, both emotionally and financially. We pray that when we turn the page on 2018, we will also be closing the book on Acute Myeloid Leukemia, only to open a new book on advocacy, because there is so much to learn about the fight, survivorship, thriving and all the promising technology being developed to make a change in the way cancer is treated.
Please stay with me, just a little bit longer. One more song.
I asked about my orchids this past week. They said: “We didn't notice”. Sad.
But I remain strong in my faith and physically to see this through. As long as I can keep counting on your support, I remain committed to fight to win.
All of our love to you.
#SaladinWillWin #cancerfighter #cancerlife #beatcancer #cancersucks #AML #leukemiaandlymphomasociety
The leukemia has relapsed. A week short of the 100 days after transplant day benchmark, when your doctor is supposed to tell you that it's an official success, I got the opposite news: cancer started to show again in my labs.
There is still a battle going on inside of me with the new bone marrow and stubborn residual mutations but it doesn't look good.
My doctor at Sylvester in Miami designed a new treatment with a novel drug combination as the best option.
We all agreed to give the top hospital in the nation a chance to explore additional options they may have in clinical trials that may not be available anywhere else.
Before I knew it, I was flying to Houston to visit MD Anderson. It was a logistics chaos as there was a possibility that they would want to, if available, start treatment right away. We had to leave everything settled for a long time away from home. So many moving pieces it really was overwhelming.
I told my wife: "We're going to Houston for our Valentine's dinner and we are probably spending my birthday there too." We spent the week in Houston, or basically at the hospital, doing tests and multiple appointments with the team there.
In a very few words, the good doctors at MD Anderson concluded that the Sylvester therapy plan was the best option at this time so we flew back to Miami over the weekend.
We are now waiting to get admitted back into Sylvester to start the whole process again.
I'm tired, my body is tired. My soul is strong. What we originally thought it would be a 6 months has turned to in well over a year and now we don't know.
Vilma, the kids and I are very thankful to all of you and ask you to please keep your prayers and thoughts going and we will continue our commitment to all of you to keep fighting. We love you all.
I have no idea how my orchids are doing, I haven't stepped out to my backyard. I guess we'll have to wait until the next update.
Cuenta conmigo. Oraciones han sido enviadas desde hace muchos días. Seguimos en pie y "pelando rodillas" como tú dices Marlene. Todo lo que dices de Albert es cierto... Quien lo conoce lo ama. Señor, recuerda que Albert te ama y su familia también. Yo te agradezco por la sanidad que has puesto en su cuerpo. En el Nombre de Jesus... Amén!!!
Mi querido Albie Qué alegría me da saber que todo está caminando en orden divino para ti continuaremos en pie de lucha orando Siempre para que papá Dios mantenga esa sonrisa esa dulzura en tu mirada y ese rostro noble que siempre te han caracterizado ❤️ Te queremos mucho bendiciones infinitas para ti !!! tu familia de Santo Domingo❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
My friend, Lorena told me you were with super great spirits when she visited you last night, and that is key! You will get through this and it will just be a thing from the past, soon. I will go visit you soon and I am so glad you have so much love and support... Love u!
Hermano, Soo proud of you! God has blessed me with your friendship over the years and for that I'm grateful. Prayer works... I know it full well. And you have so many people praying for you!! He is working amazing miracles in you and they are already apparent. You will come out of this stronger. You already are!Dios te bendiga a ti, a Vilma y a los niños. Los quiero mucho. Monica (Chispito) "Humanly speaking it is impossible. But with God, everything is possible." (Matthew 19:26)
Beautiful words Albert!! I agree, being thankful is one of the biggest blessing we can have in our lives. It changes the perspective of everything that's happens to us and for us. Being grateful for what is and understanding that God has sent us obstacles for a specific reason. Clearly, the way you are sharing your story, tells me that you are here for something bigger than you ever imagined. You are a voice of hope for so many going through difficulty. Un gran abrazo Ps Albert, me gustaría enviarte un libro más. Adonde te lo puedo mandar?
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