Be the Match Marrow Transplant Story: Megan Sponsored: Marrow Transplant Story: Megan
This August, Megan Niehuser, 25, will wear the most beautiful wig and be the most beautiful bride. Even if it rains, the wedding will be perfect. This wedding day – well – it almost didn’t happen. The word “leukemia” sums up why. But thanks to amazing OHSU doctors and nurses, a stranger who donated bone marrow and a strong, loving group of family and friends, Megan will walk down the aisle. She’s grown up and grown grateful.
Be the Match Marrow Transplant Story: Evie Sponsored: Marrow Transplant Story: Evie
By her first birthday, little Evelyn Elisabeth Tomlin had endured more painful medical procedures than most people experience in a lifetime. But to look at her now, you’d never know it—thanks to the unshakeable love of her family and the life-saving gift of strangers.
Be the Match Marrow Transplant Story: Dalton Sponsored: Marrow Transplant Story: Dalton
Last Halloween, Dalton dressed up as a real superhero – in surgical scrubs, a stethoscope, and white lab coat – honoring his doctors and nurses from Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Dalton was born with a life-threatening blood disease and received a marrow transplant in 2013. He’s doing great and this September will meet the marrow donor who saved his life – a firefighter from Idaho. This Halloween – the smart money is on a firefighter costume.
Be the Match Marrow Donor Story: David Sponsored: Marrow Donor Story: David
“If he can do it, so can I,” thought David, after watching an inspiring ESPN documentary about an athlete who gave live-saving marrow to a patient in need. David was a student at Oregon State University at the time.