The Moment When a Bone Marrow Donor Meets the Little Girl Whose Life He Saved
Laila was just 10 when she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Her doctors told her parents that Laila would need chemo and a bone marrow transplant to survive. Kenton had just turned 18 when he joined Be The Match, the national bone marrow registry. Three months later, he learned that he matched with a 10-year-old girl. “It was one of the best days of my life,” says Kenton. His act of kindness saved Laila’s life. When they finally meet in person, it’s an overwhelming moment of pure gratitude and affection.