Jeff’s whole life changed when he was diagnosed with blood cancer. After numerous treatments, his doctor told him that his best chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant. His doctors turned to Be The Match in search of an unrelated donor. In January of 2015, Jeff had his transplant.
One year after receiving his life-saving bone marrow transplant, Jeff has decided that an important and natural next step is advocating for others facing similar situations that he went through last year.
“I was inspired by having to face leukemia and fighting my way through the disease all the way to a successful bone marrow transplant,” Jeff said.
Currently, Jeff volunteers with Be The Match in the Peer Connect Program as a mentor for other marrow transplant recipients. Upon retiring from his law practice later this year, Jeff plans to fully enjoy his hobbies which include horses and music. He also hopes to use his law background to help advocate with legislators and insurance organizations on behalf of transplant patients and their families.
Jeff says, “After staring death in the eye and coming through that, it felt natural that I would give back to the community and help in the fight to cure cancer as well as helping others who are going through it.”
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