Educating, swabbing, and running to end blood cancer!

Toshua Wiggins

From Teecumpsy’s It Takes a Village: Bone Marrow Drives for Teecumpsy Wiggins Facebook Site:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/608973855833433

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This group and page was created to motive and encourage adults to register as bone marrow donors in hopes of finding Teecumpsy a “perfect match.” Many people made it their mission to help us . The community reponded and showed up at the drives and even committed to hosting drives. I never thought others would become so passionate and involved in this mission, the mission to save Teecumpsys’ life. While working to find the “perfect match” for Teecumpsy, I was researching and brainstorming with others to find alternative ways of treatment for her when someone shared the work of St. Jude children’s research hospital. Who would have known one call would have changed world and increased our hope. Earlier this month we met with transplant doctors and December 28 and 29, 2013 Teecumpsy received stem cells from me, her mother, Toshua Wiggins! I have so many emotions, all are positive. The fact that I was able to give life to my daughter not once but twice is an amazing feeling. I’m on a high!! Now I know what donors feel like when they get the call that they are a life saving factor for someone. The only difference is a get to look at the blessing I was for someone everyday and the recipient of the blessing gets to look back at me. If you haven’t registered as a donor please do so. If not for the life you save, do it for amazing feeling you will get for saving someone’s life.

— feeling blessed.