So I’ve Decided to Join Forces with Sean Hannity – and I Think You Really Should Too

aden-knarI’m guilty of being an antagonist to the right.  While I know they see me as some radical leftist liberal, I actually just consider myself someone who uses common sense to tackle the issues that are facing this country.  In fact, I often get blasted by liberals because I don’t always follow the “widely accepted ideology” many of them share.

That being said, I do hope that one day our political landscape will be much less divided.  That we reach a point where we spend more time working together to improve our nation, instead of battling against one another at the detriment of the nation.

Which is why when I see an opportunity to be less divisive and work with those who I otherwise vehemently oppose, I’ll seize on that opportunity whenever possible.

Which brings me to this article where I’m encouraging all of you to join forces with Sean Hannity.  Someone I normally oppose in just about every possible way politically.

Don’t worry, it doesn’t involve politics – it actually involves something that completely transcends anything to do with politics.  You see, I ran across a link he posted where he’s asking people to help find a bone marrow donor for 10-year-old Aden Knar.

Hannity’s website posted:

Please help 10 year old Aden Knar. Aden was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was 4 years old. Aden relapsed in November of 2013 and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

His parents, siblings and 20 million members in the worldwide donor bank are not a match.

Close matches were found in Germany, suggestive of a German ancestry so Austrian and German donors of that heritage would be very helpful.

Aden went into heart failure last week from the intense chemotherapy and amazingly re-bounded with the spirit of a 10 year old. He is still in ICU at the Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Now, I really don’t give a damn what your politics are – when you’re trying to save a child’s life, I’m going to do what I can whether you’re Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh or any other number of right-wing personalities that I otherwise oppose with every ounce of my being.  If you’re trying to save a child’s life (or anyone’s for that matter) I’ll do what I can.

Because helping a sick child isn’t about politics.  And while Sean Hannity clearly has a larger audience than I do, I believe every little bit helps.  Maybe someone reading this ends up being Aden’s miracle because they follow my writing (all 12 of you), yet loathe Sean Hannity so they would never read anything on his website.

Who knows.

But when I read this plea, I wasn’t going to sit here and do nothing.  I decided at that very moment I would do what I could to try to help Aden.

So I’d encourage everyone who reads this to share the heck out of it.  Get the word out.  Help Aden find the person who can save his life.

You can go to this site to register as a possible donor.

I want to thank everyone who reads this and shares it.  Because while in politics there plenty of opportunities to oppose one another, there are some situations where you need to ignore who’s a “conservative” or who’s a “liberal” – and you just do the right thing.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Wayne Bassett

    I have sent this article to my friend in Germany, so you never know…

  • Joe

    That sucks. I wanted to register but they don’t allow gay men to register. I’m a 33 year old of German descent too.

  • htimsmk

    Done. Waiting for my kit. – and it’s only $100.00 HA! – Who knows what can happen?

  • Andy

    How can we contact the hospital in Denver so they can look at the results for Aden specifically? I am of descent of multiple European countries, including Germany, and I want to make sure that they learn that I may be able to donate. I want to make sure that they can check almost as soon as I enter the registry.

  • Eve

    This kid looks so much like my eldest I did a double take. She is of mixed European decent (including 1/4 German) and could be mistaken for his sister, so I forwarded this on to her. Naturally it is not only this boy who is in need. There are people of all ethnicities and blood types who need bone marrow transplants, and registering puts you in the position of being able to help them, even if they don’t have their name and face circulated in a blog.

  • white trash religious teaparty

    this is how great americans act———– sean Hannity has put aside the FOX “news” chitter-chatter and is helping those less fortunate. kudos for Mr Hannity.

  • John Clark

    It’s actually not “suggestive of a German ancestry”, its just that its common practice in Germany to be added to the registry. Really, Be The Match needs everybody, especially those of mixed heritage and non-whites. We had 4 matches in our tiny community (700 cases a year) after Robin Roberts came forward with MDS and organized drives.