Fairfax May 28, 2019

Tonja McCullar s our guest today she is a wife, mother, grandmother, singer, entertainer, radio producer, and now a Cancer Patient. Tonja was born in 1954, in Covington, Kentucky.  She grew up in Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio:  Attended and graduated from Withrow High School, 1973.Attended Raymond Walters College, and then married to Charles M. McCullar,  June of 1974. From this union she had three sons, David Joseph, Michael Aaron, and Steven Charles McCullar. In 1990 Tonja and Charles were divorced.

While living alone, she  went back to college for a business degree. Tonja  was involved in Community Theater, TV commercials and radio.  As she discovered how much she loved working with the public,  she enrolled in Ohio School for Broadcasting and graduated with honors. She became ill in 2006 after taking a flu shot at her employment.  In 2014, she started breaking out in on her  face and on her arms.  After going to different medical specialist being and misdiagnosed several times, Tonja was about to give up.  However, in 2016 she was admitted into University Hospital. It was then she was diagnosed with a decease call Lymphoma/Skin Cancer.

Tonja has undergone many different treatments.  All of the treatments have failed. she is presently taking radiation treatments to kill the skin cancer cells. This will clear her skin up; however, it will not cure the decease. The doctors are certain that a bone marrow transplant will renew her immune system and will be a cure of this disease. To find out how to be a donor to give a gift of life and how easy it is to be a donor go to www.bethematch.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joining Tonja McCullar is Dannielle “Dannie” Moore, Community Engagement Representative for “Be The Match” which operates the National Marrow Donor Program.

Ms. Moore  has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Xavier University. Dannie has 11 years’ experience as a Community Engagement Representative for “Be The Match” which operates the National Marrow Donor Program, and was Awarded 2013 National Community Engagement Representative of the Year! She covers North and South of Ohio and the entire state of Kentucky. For more information about the organization and to be a donor go to the website at www.bethematch.org 

 

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