Yesterday, I got a call from the National Marrow Donor Program. I have been chosen to be a bone marrow donor for a five year old boy with leukemia. Wow, that hit me hard. I have done Confirmatory testing before and was never chosen. Now I have a chance to help a small boy.
I never thought when I signed up to be on the registry that I would ever be chosen. I was just donating some extra vials of blood at a blood drive. Now that I have gone through the information meeting all this information is bouncing around my head. How will I do this? How much pain will I go though? In the end I think of the little child fighting leukemia. If he can be strong enough to go through this, I think I can.