Life Saving Gift on my Wedding Day
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My father, an amazing man, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma - a blood cancer - back in 2001. He was always very active, and watched his diet. He battled this disease with grace and determination. He worked his way into remission, but in 2003 it came back.
In November 2003, my mother and father flew out for my wedding. The flight from Michigan took its toll on my dad and he arrived feeling fairly weak, just 2 days before the wedding. He ended up being hospitalized the day before the wedding, and missed the entire rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I was scared and devastated. This was supposed to be the happiest time of my life, but I was worried about my dad.
In the hospital, my dad was given a much needed blood transfusion. The next morning, when I got home from having my hair and makeup done, my dad was sitting at my kitchen table, with a smile on his face and a glow of renewed energy about him. It was the best sight ever.
My dad was able to walk me down the aisle, and fully enjoy his daughter's wedding, thanks to a precious blood donation.
Blood donation helps so many people. Did you know that:
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I hope you join me in making a difference! #daddysgirlforever #beimpulsive
Disclaimer: I received compensation from United Blood Services for participating in this campaign, as part of being a Fitfluential Ambassador.
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!