Saving A Life Possibly!

@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 27, 2007 10:12am CST
Okay once again another discussion about my wonderful wife Debbie. She is going to Michigan very soon as a bone marrow donor for her brother. He has a deadly form of luekemia and could pass away from this without a marrow donor. My wife is a 100% match at both ends of the scale for this. So she is basically going to save his life. My question is this...Have you or do you know of anyone that has given bone marrow to save a relatives life or anyone elses? Do you know of an Angel along these lines at all? Other than my wife that is? Did this stress anyone out in the familioes at all as well? I am just as nervous as my wife, her brother and her whole family it seems. She will be gone 10 days at least and I am going to be lost withput her near me daily. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I can only imagine the anxiety you all are feeling. Your wife must be one wonderful person to do this for her brother. I wish her and her brother the best. This will be the best Christmas her brother will ever have. Something he nor any of you will ever forget. To give a part of yourself to help another human life live is the greatest gift anyone could receive. May God bless you all. This calls for a celebration of life.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Thanks. And to a point it will be his best but not really though if you think about it. We just hope his body takes to it and its successful. Thanks again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Okay and I am relpying. I dont even know anyone who has done that!Its truely a wonderful thing your wife is doing and if I was in her situation I would do it too! Of course there is going to be stress but everything will be fine!Okay I will give some HUGS!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Stress? What the heck is that? HAHAHA! Like I can't handle stress? I think i've had my share. But I also guess I can and will endure even more of that lovely thing. Hahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
27 Nov 07
I know you will miss your dear wife Bob, she has been so loyal to you through better and worse. I have never personally known of anyone who has been a bone marrow donor however my daughters brother in law has cancer and has some bone marrow cancer but there's been no word yet saying he will need a donor. That darn cancer has taken so many lifes hasn't it. Best of luck folks.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Yes my mother passed away after a lengthly battle with cancer. Hope this man doesn't get any worse needing a donor either. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
28 Nov 07
I don't know anyone that has donated bone marrow. Your wife is an angel. The world is a better place because of poeple like your wife. I hope someday if I am needed, I can do the same. When you wife is gone, you know you have us. We will be here for you.:)
• United States
28 Nov 07
A bunch of my relatives gave blood when my aunt was going to have a tricky surgery, but there have not been any other situations where relatives were called upon like your wife has been. Obviously it takes the good fortune of being "a match" and not everyone can give of themselves like that but she has gone above and beyond.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
28 Nov 07
My very best friends husbands family were all called to the uk a couple of years ago for their eldest brother. He was diagnosed with luekemia but kept it from his family so as not to worry them. As a last resort he finaly confided in his family and they all went to be tested. Only one of them were found to be a match. This brother always had a quezy stomach as far as injections and seeing blood goes, but he went ahead and did everything he could for him. I think all people like your wife are far more than angels!!! :-)