In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on October 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Ga. bone marrow donor meets recipient in Ill.

Bone marrow aspiration

Bone marrow aspiration

1:47 p.m. CDT, October 5, 2009

MAYWOOD, Ill. – It was an emotional moment when Illinois cancer survivor Rosalind Beard met the Georgia man who donated his bone marrow to help her fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Beard, a 37-year-old mother of four from Melrose Park, and Tim Crawford, 40, of Adairsville, Ga., cried and embraced Sunday when they met for the first time at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, a Chicago suburb.

The pair had to wait two years to meet because of confidentiality agreements, but Beard said it was important to thank Crawford personally.

“He saved me,” she said. “We have the same stem cells, so I feel like I knew him already.”…


Hodgkin's lymphoma cells

via Ga. bone marrow donor meets recipient in Ill. — chicagotribune.com.


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