Many times we hear of the calls for donors as someone on the other end is in need of a life saving transplant. As we sit and wish that there is something that we could do, many of us are a bit leery of being the match. We have heard of the stories of how excruciatingly painful the process can be - even hearing that it is worse for the donor than the recipient. Needless to say, we hesitate and then eventually the thought leaves us until we hear of another heart warming, tear jerking, joyful story.
There is an organization called Be The Match that helps to connect patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.
We have found one of those heart warming, tear jerking, joyful journeys and just had to share it with you, it all came together through Be The Match. Erika Turner sits with Robin Roberts and shares her journey with the Good Morning America viewers as she prepares to meet her perfect match Christopher Magoon for the first time. While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever.