This is not one of my typical posts since moving over to here. but its something I need to say, to share. Because I can relate in some small way. Because we once needed the hero.
I can still remember the day we were told Joey needed a Bone Marrow Transplant. And the thought that crossed my mind was “will there be a match?”
I was terrified. I help my breath. Melanie was tested. I felt so defeated when the results showed she was not a match. More tests… more waiting.
When I first called and there were “no matches yet, but some possibilities” I was scared. I was always afraid that a call would come that they just had no match for him.
Then the call came. I hit the floor, crying. I was in the laundromat when they informed me he had a donor. I can not tell you the feeling of being told your child has a hero.
Please, heroes are needed every day. Every child deserves the best chance to grow up they can get. I am asking, are you willing to be that hero? Are you willing to help save a child?
I ask because there are children whose lives hang in the balance, whose lives depend on a complete stranger giving a selfless gift, marrow. Children like Austin who need a match and don’t have one. Please, today, register as a donor. Register today and help save children like Austin. Give this family the chance our family was given… you will never regret being a hero… I am eternally grateful to Joey’s donor, and I write her letters, praying one day to thank her in person.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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