One student’s story

Posted August 5th, 2009 by Be The Match and filed in Donor Stories
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Jacinda’s story: why I joined the registry

I am in school to start a career in the medical field as a medical assistant. While I was in class one night, a student from another program was going to each class encouraging others to join the registry.

You could see the pain in his eyes and hear the nervousness in his voice. You could tell he wasn’t comfortable speaking to a crowd of strangers. His brother had cancer and the love for his brother and the fear of losing him was far greater than any emotion he was feeling that night talking to a group of people he had never spoken to before.

His story touched my heart deeply, but I was frightened by just the thought of the donation procedure. It weighed on my mind heavily until I thought — What if I needed a hero and no one was brave enough to stand up to the plate? How would my family feel?

So the next morning I made several flyers and posted them everywhere. That weekend I went to the marrow donor drive and was touched by the number of people that showed up.

It only took a couple of minutes for me to register. Those couple of minutes made me feel so honorable. Although I wasn’t a match for that student’s brother, I know that if I was a match to anyone I would be there without a shadow of a doubt.

Would you save a stranger’s life if you had the chance? Could you make an impact on someone’s life? Could you, would you be a hero? I know I would!

One Response to “One student’s story”

  1. red says:

    yhank you super sıte

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