Five years ago, I joined the bone marrow donor registry through Be The Match. This March I was shocked to discover that my own bone marrow had failed me as I was quickly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML. An aggressive form of leukemia for which a bone marrow transplant is often a part of treatment and hopefully a cure.
As much as I was ready to come to the aid of someone else in need, I never imagined myself on the flip side of the equation as a potential recipient rather than a donor. Who does?