The last few hours have been a whirlwind of emotions, activity, planning, organizing, phone-calling and praying.
...let me start from the beginning...
Years ago when working on peds oncology I donated blood and signed up to be on the National Bone Marrow Registry. Then this past fall I received a call that I may potentially be a match. I had more blood drawn and a few months later I received a letter informing me that at that time my stem cells were not needed.
Well, right before 5 today I learned otherwise...I'm a match for a 41 year old female who is in need of a stem-cell transplant as soon as possible.
They are flying me home THURSDAY [in 3 days!!!] for a physical/info session...and then again the middle of March for the stem cell donation.
I am humbled at this opportunity. I am thankful for understanding co-workers and manager. I am completely giddy to see my family...and I am amazed to see how God works.
please join us in praying for:
-the women who will be receiving the stem cells: for her health and preparation
-the doctors involved
-safety in traveling back/forth to Michigan
-the details that still need to be figured out: particularly with our work schedules-and a peace of mind-knowing that God is in control.
PS...anyone want to care for this crazy, fun-loving beast in March while we're in Michigan?!