5 years ago on May 13, 2015, I had the incredible opportunity to donate bone marrow to Joe who was battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). I didn't know who Joe was at the time but a year later found out not only was he from my hometown, also a CPA, was close family friends with his pastor who's daughter attended school with me from K-12, but he also attended the same church as my parents! God used those incredible details to finally bring us and our families together on Easter Sunday 2018 and later for the Be the Match race in Charlotte in September. For more of this incredible story go here: https://f3-meca.com/2018/08/13/why-i-gave/.
In celebration of Joe's 5th Birthday my goal was to run 150 miles from May 14 - Jun 13 in honor and glory of what God has done. I fell a little short of my goal but still ran 137 miles throughout the month.
I pledged $3.50 / mile personally and am encouraging others to pledge and donate a fixed or $/mile amount as well, join me on a run in person (socially distanced of course), or run/celebrate in your own way.
Your gift can add new potential bone marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs, and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes. Your donation is also tax-deductible and may be able to be matched by your employer.
in Christ's Love!