LIFE

Leukemia Survivor Meets His Bone Marrow Donor

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

Back in 2009, Luis Monzon was diagnosed with leukemia. After he spent nine months in intensive chemotherapy treatments, doctors told him that he needed a bone marrow transplant or he would most likely not make it.

Luis and his family went through several tests to see if anyone in the family would be a good match up, but unfortunately, it didn’t seem like anyone related to him would be able to help save his life; so as Luis began to lose hope, he made a last-ditch effort in an attempt to match up with a stranger on the national bone marrow registry list.

As the weeks passed into months, Luis kept up his faith, and over a year after his shocking diagnosis, he was given the greatest news he could ever hope to hear in his life: a suitable match was located!

Since the day he got the transplant, he has been living cancer free. And after some research, Luis was able to locate the complete stranger who saved his life!

Since that life-saving transplant, Luis has made it his life’s goal to “Pay it Forward.” He’s been working with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where he donates his time and efforts on a daily basis to help those in need.

Please watch this touching video of a cancer survivor meeting, and for the first time ever, the complete stranger who saved his life! The shot of her leafing through the specially made photo album is truly a beautiful thing to behold. Were it not for her gift to him, there wouldn’t be an album containing so much life. What a wonderful present!

And please SHARE this touching video if you believe everyone should have a chance to live a long and healthy life!

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