This day was a day of new Hope and possibility of rebirth for our family, but most of all a chance for a long life for Jordyn. It was the day she recieved her new bone marrow. Because of misinformation of "HOW" a bone marrow transplant is performed, many times you'll hear the word "surgery". Let me be the first to tell you it's NOT surgery, ok let me repeat that AGAIN....IT's NOT SURGERY. HUGE pet peave of mine when I hear a person IRL or on tv say operation or surgery when talking about a BMT (Bone marrow transplant). It's actually an infusion. Think of a blood infusion, it's like that.
That day was so full of hope for us. That this would cure the leukemia that was ravaging her little tiny body. The leukemia ended up being more powerful than the new bone marrow which came from an unrelated (unknown) 39 yr old man. We're forever grateful to this man. He gave us hope. He gave us 6 more months with Jordyn that most likely we would not have had if she hadn't had the BMT.
I'm changing my Day 19 Thanksgiving: I'm thankful for the 2 yrs 1 month 8 days we had Jordyn. I'm thankful for those who are so kind and generous to place themselves on the bone marrow registry and who when they get that call they give the blood, they go through the tests, and if they are blessed enough to be a perfect match, they go in and allow them to take some of their bone marrow (which regenerates itself a few days later). Bone Marrow Donors are HERO's in my book.
If you're not on the registry I URGE and well frankly BEG you to get on it, you could save someone's life!
go there to find out more information about getting on the registry!