I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed with a bone tumor that had invaded my left leg. I needed a new femur bone, or they would amputate my leg. A complete stranger made it possible for me to keep my leg. I am thankful every day for the gift my donor gave me.
I was able to walk at my college graduation, down the aisle at my wedding, I run almost every day, and play sports with my children in the backyard. I am cancer-free. I have two legs. I do not take this for granted. One last act of generosity from my donor made it all possible.