Having a chronic condition rules many out, but consider this if you’re healthy. Do something with your time here… stomp, don’t tip-toe.
You can. And it is easier than you think.
Life changes quickly. It’s cliché, but true. I was a really healthy guy who took good care of my body, mind and spirit. I took advantage of my company’s free annual health clinic and made sure my blood counts were all within normal levels. Two months after one of these tests I was diagnosed with AML, in my case an aggressive form of Leukemia. Chemotherapy rid my body of the cancer within two months, and twenty or so blood and platelet transfusions kept me alive during that time frame. But my prognosis was such that only a bone marrow/stem cell transplant offered a good chance of a cure.
A 19 year old man who doesn’t know me made a decision to be a lifesaver. He did so by joining the national marrow donor program and giving up some hours of his…
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