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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Ryan's "NEW Birthday": 15 Years Post Bone Marrow Transplant - November 3rd

As most of you know, I tend to be a "milestone" poster; and today is one of those posts. My husband, Bill, already posted on Facebook early this morning, and I am catching up with mine (refereed soccer all day). Fifteen years ago today/tonight,  a Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, a frightened 10 year old and his family could hardly breathe when Ryan began the 900 cc's of precious bone marrow and A+ blood for the 8 hour transfusion to save his life! (A BIG Shout of THANKS to Scott Harris). It's incredible to note that so many participated in our cancer journey, and we are forever grateful to all who played any part in getting Ryan to full strength and restored health.

Nothing short of a miracle!



Photo from Bill's FB page...
Olivia and Ryan; Nurse Donna Currie-Cook and Ryan holding the marrow; Ryan with Scott Harris (the MUD Donor or match unrelated donor one year and one day later); and Ryan and Olivia the night we met Scott (in Great Neck, New York - Party for Life).

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