News Writing

Background Info: This package was written from an old news story given to us by our lab instructor.

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[TALENT INTRO]

A U-F STUDENT WHO DONATED HIS BONE MARROW MET THE MAN WHO RECEIVED THE MARROW AT AN X AMBASSADORS CONCERT EARLIER TODAY.

[TAKE VO]

UF STUDENT MY-KULL SIZE-ICK JOINED THE BONE MARROW REGISTRY ABOUT A YEAR AGO WHEN HE HAD HIS CHEEK SWABBED OUTSIDE OF LIBRARY WEST. ABOUT 6 MONTHS LATER, HE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL. 

[TAKE SOT]

{Michael Cizek/UF Student

“I didn’t really know what I was signing up for. I didn’t really think I’d ever get a phone call.”}

[TAKE VO]

AFTER FURTHER BLOOD TESTING HE WAS A MATCH FOR THE MAN THAT NEEDED A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. CIZEK THEN TRAVELED TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DONATE SOME OF HIS BONE MARROW TO THE MAN HE HAD NEVER MET BEFORE. IT WASN’T UNTIL EARLIER TODAY AT THE X AMBASSADORS CONCERT THAT JEFF-ERY TURN-ER MET SIZE-ICK, THE MAN WHO RECEIVED THE BONE MARROW, FOR THE FIRST TIME. 

[TAKE SOT]

{Jeffery Turner/Bone Marrow Recipient

“You try to think of what you’re going to say to somebody that saved your life. That’s a hard thing to come up with.”}

[TAKE VO]

TURNER SETTLED ON THE ONLY WORDS THAT SEEM APPROPRIATE: “THANK YOU”

[TAKE SOT]

{Michael Cizek/UF Student

“It was an opportunity to save someone’s life, and I feel like I don’t get too many of those opportunities.”}

[TAKE VO]

TURNER NEEDED THE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT BECAUSE HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A TYPE OF BLOOD CANCER CALLED ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA. THE DISEASE IS DEADLY AND PROGRESSES RAPIDLY, THE DIRECTOR OF THE BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT PROGRAM AT U-F HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL DOCTOR JOHN WIN-GUARD SAID. 

[TALENT EXIT]

TURN-ER AND SIZE-ICK PLAN TO STAY IN TOUCH. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE SOMEONE A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE BY DONATING YOUR BONE MARROW CHECKOUT THE BONE MARROW REGISTRY’S WEBSITE.