Daily prompt, Blogger with a cause.
If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?
Some day, hopefully far into the future,
most of us will have to face the sad reality,
that our life is drawing to a close.
Our remaining days are numbered.
Even if we have reached a great age,
it is still not an easy thing to realize.
However for one young boy here in Ireland,
that day came at thirteen years of age.
Just before Christmas,
sitting with a shocked father,
and a heartbroken mother,
he was told he had Leukemia.
He was told his life was at risk.
He did not even know what Leukemia was.
Sitting there he was told,
that all would be done to make him better,
but there were no guarantees.
I will not describe to you,
the conversation that followed,
or the tears that flowed freely that day,
suffice to say even if you were a good age,
with a life well lived,
you would still never wish to experience it.
As the days and weeks went on,
it was discovered his only real chance of cure,
was to get a bone marrow transplant.
He had three siblings,
and a large close nit family,
Hopes were high.
But no, it was not to be.
Even the bone marrow of this incredible young boy was special.
No family match.
And so it was that the call went round the world,
and thankfully a perfect match was found in America.
My young friend is still in hospital,
but hopefully will get home soon.
The fact is,
that without this amazing act of kindness,
his chances were slim to none.
She saved his life.
My cause is quite simple,
I would like as many as possible,
to consider becoming a bone marrow donor.
Blood donation is quite common,
but so few seem to understand or know anything,
about actually becoming a bone marrow donor.
In Ireland it requires a blood test,
but in other places it is only a cheek swab!
That is it unless you are a match.
So to all you reading,
please please consider signing up.
The last post on this I did,
my pal on Fat bottom girl said what,
did just that.
Who knows just maybe someday somewhere,
a child will be saved because she did.
If you cannot sign up,
will you at least spread the word.
As you read this,
families have been left with no hope,
because a match could not be found.
Maybe that match is you?
Perhaps you are their hope for a future?