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Support From Friends

Dr. Shawn Messonier, and his wife, Sandy, have written a new book together, Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle. While Sandy battled breast cancer in 2010 – 2011, Shawn researched extensively to help with all of their medical and treatment decisions.  Shawn and Sandy’s [...]

“Float On” Wins Most Inspirational Team 2011

Dear Donors to Float On,
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Children’s Medical Center Red Balloon 2011 celebration and 2012 fundraising kickoff. It was an event that epitomized victory — of the 201 teams that participated in the 2011 Red Balloon Run, only a handful were recognized this event. Most teams, like The [...]


We are very excited about how the generous donation from Mark Cuban will help the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation start making a difference in the lives of those dealing with Ewing’s Sarcoma. If you would also like to make a donation, checks can be made to the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation and sent [...]

CaringBridge Update: Saturday, February 4th

Mark Cuban gave us $75,000!!!!!
As avid followers of the Mavericks, we know that occasionally Mr. Cuban receives NBA fines for disagreements with referees.  When fined, he has a standing promise to match the monetary amount by gifting to a charity.  Last Wednesday, during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of these disagreements occurred [...]

Manchester Orchestra Song Dedication to Anna at Lollapalooza

Check out the video of one of Anna’s favorite bands, Manchester Orchestra, dedicating a song to her at Lollapalooza.

2011 Red Balloon Run – Float On

Some of us get to know people who are able to change millions of lives. For myself and the communities of John Paul II High School and Prince of Peace Catholic School, that person was Anna Basso.
On her website, people from around the world pledged to devote their thoughts and prayers. Though she has passed [...]

CaringBridge Update: Platelet Request for Micaela (Answers to Questions)

During the acceptance of the bone marrow – her blood type will switch from what she was O- to what the donor was (which we now know is A-). Evidently A- platelets are so rare that there are none in the Dallas area right now. They are [...]

Urgent Need for Blood Platelets for Micaela White

Micaela White, a good friend of Anna’s, is in urgent need of platelets. Here is the procedure for donating “A Negative” platelets for Micaela.
Replacement Credit for Micaela White for A Negative Platelets:
At your convenience, make an appointment to donate A Negative platelets. The closest Carter Blood Center in the Dallas area is: Hwy 635 and [...]

One Week Gone By

I wanted to share a few thoughts and observations. I imagine that I will use this space to do that from time to time. Know this 1Million4Anna is just getting warmed up. This vehicle will be used to further her legacy.
So, what’s it been a week or so? Hard to imagine. [...]

CaringBridge Update: Thur, June 9

Precious Anna – Family Support Update
As many friends want to support the Basso family during this time of grief, it would be helpful if any wishing to drop off food, drinks or other items please contact Susan Hall to prevent overlapping meals and items.  Her phone is 972-679-8651.The family asks that in lieu of flowers [...]