Stories of Kindness from Around the World

She found a transplant donor in Germany

--by lindariebel, posted Nov 24, 2015
A friend of mine was diagnosed with leukemia in her 60s. Her last hope was a marrow transplant. Luckily, they found one in Germany! This lady had signed up in the donor registry years before, but wasn't a match for the child and later the teenager in her region that needed a transplant. Years went by and out of the blue she got the news that she was a match for a woman in California (my friend). The transplant was performed, and my friend fully recovered. This year she went to Germany to thank the donor and found out that this lady had received the match request two days before her wedding! She said yes, and a few weeks later became a lifesaver while still a newlywed. Here they are together.

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Frankalso wrote: Proof positive : the giver feels the joy of giving and the receiver the joy of a gift. Win-win!
Zinat Fazal wrote: Angels living on earth! This was so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.
eniola wrote: Wowza. I pray to be a selfless giver like her.
fern514 wrote: Wow this is amazing!
DANCE wrote: Just wonderful!
mish wrote: Wow..brought tears. How beautiful this was & is. 💕💕
kjoyw wrote: Wow! This is a truly wonderful story! Such a glowing example of kindness at its best!
terre wrote: Wonderful story! So glad both are doing well. Thank you for sharing it with us.
bountiful wrote: divine gifts of support and kindness for sure so glad your friend is doing really well, and beautiful kindness for the lady who donated, and after her wedding as well super bonus of love xx
C0ZYC0FFEE wrote: Speechless-ill second what bountiful said. Its amazing how people reach out for others they have never met a are able to give such a significant gift

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