The pictures on the left show my nearly five year journey from receiving my last transfusion after my stem cell transplant and my graduation this past August. I was lucky, my brother was my match. His donation helped save my life. Once I got healthy, this life changing experience motivated me to get my MBA and join the healthcare industry to give back and lead a purpose-filled life. Not just for myself, but for those who may not have the same second chance that I have received.
As my 33rd birthday approaches, I want to take time to let others know how blessed I am to celebrate one more birthday! But also to raise awareness that, unlike me, seventy percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.
Your gift can add new potential marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes. A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for more than 70 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift delivers cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life. Every dollar counts. Together, we can make a difference!