I know there is somebody,
somewhere out there,
asking this question.
Because yesterday my friend was told,
someone had agreed to be,
her 13 year old son’s bone marrow donor!
We do not know what country you live in.
We will never know why you decided to donate,
We can never meet you to say “Thank you”.
What was it,
that made you decide,
“I’ll go on the bone marrow transplant list”?
How long ago did you enlist?
Twenty years ago,
or just a few months ago?
What age are you?
Are you a parent?
When we heard the awful news at Christmas,
so many of us would have offered our bone marrow.
His own family were not compatible.
But you made a decision to donate,
without ever knowing,
the wonderful, bright, sports mad boy,
who has had to put his life on hold,
at thirteen years of age!
Today somewhere you are living your own life.
You may be looking and acting like everyone else.
But you are different,
You are “Extraordinary”.
You will have given someone so young,
the chance to live to be old.
You will have reached out to a family,
you will never know,
and dried up their tears.
Giving them more than anyone else will ever give them.
And for what?
The family will never know who you are.
They can never embrace you to say “Thank You”.
“Thank You for giving up your time”
“Thank You for giving a young boy his life back”
So whoever you are,
I hope your “holiday” goes well.
You really are special.
And so is the boy you are helping.
You deserve each other!
And to anyone reading.
If you’ve never thought about donating before,
maybe you will now?