A long journey to save an important life

July 26, 2016


People and their destinations.


It could be driving, flying, or any other form of transportation. 

As for myself, my trip starts right now –on my way to Dallas, Texas. The only thing that stands in my way is a 10-hour road trip. 

I can only tell you about my own trip and my own story. In my story, I’m on my way to save a life.

For the next three days, I went through a series of medical shots behind my arm or stomach. The choice was given to me of how I wanted to take them. I chose my arm.

The shots that I was given were of neupogen. Neupogen is used to boost my cells and make my body produce more bone marrow. 

In the span of three days, I endured a lot of pain, and that’s a good thing because it means that the neupogen is doing its job. 

The reason for me taking the shots was to check my stem cells. 

In other words –my bone marrow. With good bone marrow, my mother will be able to live a cancer free life.

I headed over to the clinic, yet again, but it wasn’t the day where I would get shots. Today is the day that I will be hooked up to a machine that will separate my blood from my stem cells and place them into a bag.

My mom, who is in remission from having leukemia, will be able to get my cells the next day. 

I walked into the room where I’ll be for the next six hours. 

Yeah, that’s right, six hours. That’s a large amount of time. 

The only thing that scared me was the machine that had all these crazy, spinning knobs on it while I watched my blood flowing through it. 

Hour six didn’t come fast enough. I was out of there. 

I was told that I could give more cells the next day, but they were sure that I had given them more than enough.

Overall, it was all worth the trip of missing school and home because I knew in the end it would all be worth it. 

Doing this for my mom was something I knew I had to do. Not just for me, but for her. With my healthy cells, she will be able to live a cancer free life and have no worries about being sick anymore.

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