To the Anonymous Donor Who Saved Our Son by Giving a Piece of Herself

by julia Fisher

"Thank you for undergoing the procedure to donate your bone marrow and stem cells through a long needle going into your pelvic bone that may have included anesthesia, so you hopefully didn’t feel any pain. Thank you for enduring the week-long or more of recovery. Thank you for the time you committed going through this process with an estimated 24-30 hours over four to six weeks.

Thank you for your gift of life to a perfect stranger who happens to be our child. Your stem cells from your bone marrow gave our son an immune system that he wasn’t born with completely. By giving a piece of yourself — you gave us the world. 

There are not enough words to say thank you.

With love,

A grateful family"

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