Lyndsey Hollback was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 19 years. Even after 6 rounds of chemotherapy, her cancer continued getting worse. After two more successive rounds of chemotherapy, 18 radiation treatments and being in & out of remission –she chose the option of a bone marrow transplant. https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/cancer-survivor-meets-bone-marrow-donor-first-time-45777
Luck was on her side! A stranger named Jacob Murray from Virginia ended up being her match for the transplant. It was an emotional connection between the two of them. Jacob had lost his best friend to the same disease. Knowing that a bone marrow transplant could save and transform Lyndsey’s life completely, Jacob came forward with the proposal of being the bone marrow donor. Jacob felt the immediate urge to help Lyndsey who needed him for saving her life! Jacob delayed no more and jumped into the idea of saving her from the life-threatening disease that had taken away his best friend from him.
Lyndsey & Jacob met for the first time at a celebration of the survivors of cancer. It was an intensely emotional moment for the two of them. Lyndsey couldn’t be thankful enough to Jacob – who meant her life! This called for a friendship that will definitely last for a lifetime.