I HEARD FROM MY DONOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All through out the year since my transplant I have tried not to get my hopes up just in case my donor wanted to remain anonymous. And then a couple of weeks ago, I received the most thoughtful, sweet email from Robert! I wanted to make sure it was ok with him if I blogged to the whole world about him and also asked for pictures to share. Robert Gawlas is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania where he plays football. After he wrote me the email, I googled him so fast it would make your head spin! And there were a lot of great things I found out about him, which only confirmed what I had thought about him all along! A nineteen year old young man who would do this for me has got to be a very special person! According to his bio on pennathletics.com, he is a 6’4″ 250 lb. tight end. He was outstanding in track in high school, in fact he told me he is going to walk on to the track team in the spring. He is applying for law school, I know he will make it! Above all, it is so obvious that he has a big heart, is very unselfish and giving! I have been very emotional since hearing from Robert…everything I say seems trivial compared to what I feel. There are just no words to describe the feelings I have for Robert and for him saving my life! His mom took pictures of him in the hospital last year hooked up to the apheresis machine donating the stem cells at a hospital in Pennsylvania that I received the following day at MD Anderson in Houston, so I am going to post them for you:
Wade and I hope to meet Robert as soon as we can all get together. I can’t wait to see him and hug his neck! I will blog more about Robert later. But for now…………
EVERYBODY GIVE ROBERT THE LOVE!