Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Bone Marrow Donor Saves 2 Little Lives

This story is amazing. For several reasons to me. First - I have known Xander (the dad) and his family for many years. Second - I have an obvious interest in bone marrow tranplant and their donors thanks to our experience with this process. Third - I have enjoyed watching NBC's program "Who Do You Think You Are?" I love family history connections and the joy that comes to these people to learn more about their ancestors. Turns out BYU TV is doing something very similar - and maybe even better. It's called "The Generations Project."

So watch this... It was worth the 45 minutes to me. And I needed a tissue. It is the story of Xander and Carrie and their twin boys who were born with a fatal genetic problem. The only hope for these baby boys was to have a bone marrow transplant. And they needed a donor. Watch what happens.

I am so grateful to Kenyon's brother, Brett, for being a willing donor. It saves lives. So many people do not have the benefit of many siblings to choose from. The National Marrow Donor Program matches donors with those in need. If you are interested in joining the registry - it is easy. Check it out here. And if you are ever the match for someone - it is't that bad and it will be a miracle for someone.

PS - I love your comments for my giveaway. You have a another day and half so keep them coming!

1 comment:

Holly C M said...

I am so grateful you posted this. I didn't know it had aired, and I wanted to see it. I have followed their story with such interest and prayers in their behalf. What a lovely, miraculous story.