by Ashley Weeks Cart
A gentle reminder to please join the bone marrow registry over at Be The Match. I received the most incredible emails and stories in response to this post, including a woman who donated to a five year old boy over 19 years ago. I can’t think of a more powerful gift to give than that of life.
And I was particularly touched by a story I received from one reader. She gave me permission to share a snippet of her email here:
I wanted to thank you SO MUCH for your post about Be the Match. This coming Wednesday, I head to Boston to donate bone marrow to my little brother, who went to his school health clinic in June with a nagging cold, and left with a diagnosis that has changed our lives. We were lucky that I’m a match (only 25% chance for siblings), but after this experience, I’ll be on the registry for life. Thank you, and with the eerie timing of your post, I had to say it out loud!
My thoughts are with her and her brother as they recover from yesterday’s donation. I hope you’ll consider joining Be The Match, too.