Ga. bone marrow donor meets recipient in Ill.
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.”…