Today I was informed that I am bone marrow match for a 21 year old male. This past February some of you may of remember the MAZE presentation that I went to. It was a great magic show with some holy spirit mixed in. At the end we found out that the man that put on the show should have been dead 2 years earlier, but was saved by a young girl who gave him a bone marrow transplant. He gave us all the opportunity to sign up with the Be The Match Foundation. I gave a swab of my cheek to a lady and all my paper work, thinking that I was doing such a great thing by signing up.
Never did it cross my mind that God would give me the chance to save someone's life. I got a call today saying that I needed to get blood work done ASAP because I was a match to this young man. I would love to tell you all that I was full of joy for this opportunity, but honestly I burst into tears. As the lady read through the list of requirements for me for the next few months, my stomach dropped. All I could think of was the pain that I would have to go through, all the time I would put into this and how much of my fitness I was going to end up loosing. Thinking of my sports seasons and my D2 eligibility engulfed my whole mind fogging the face of the man I could help.
After many tears and a chat with my family, my mom reminded me of one thing, that sometimes the people that God blesses a lot, with families and talents and stability, sometimes he asks a lot of them. In my head at the moment this seemed huge ( in a negative "self pity" sort of way) but God wants me to think of it as a huge ( Love the Lord and serve him to your fullest sort of way.)
I am not sure about how far I will end up going in this process, but I know with the Lord by my side, I will go as far as my body allows. Please pray for this man that he will find the donor he needs, and if I am the one, I thank the Lord that he brought us together.