Former Teacher Receives Stem Cell Transplant

November 14, 2008

For 36 years, Mike George devoted his heart and soul to the lives of countless students during his career as a high school science teacher and principal.

Four years ago, Mike began experiencing pain in his joints and shortness of breath. Doctors diagnosed him with scleroderma, and his only hope was a stem cell transplant.


After Mike and his campaign volunteers began working with NFT, more than $60,000 was raised for Mike's transplant-related expenses. In March of this year, he received his lifesaving transplant and is recovering well at his home in New Jersey.