To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Extreme Home Makeovers Features a Bone Marrow Donor and Recipient

Did you miss last weeks episode of Extreme Home Makeovers? CLICK HERE to watch it on The Stott family has been through a lot. First Joey Stott got Leukemia. After receiving a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor located on the National Marrow Donor Program registry, her family suffered a second set back when their house caught fire and was damaged beyond repair by smoke and water damage.

Enter Ty Pennington and the Extreme Home Makeover crew. Not only did they build the Stotts a new house and barn for their sheep, they also brought Joey's bone marrow donor with them giving Joey her first opportunity to meet Tom since he saved her life. The picture above is Joey, seeing Tom walk out of the Extreme Home Makeover bus moments after being told he was there.

And this is Tom, one of the 7.4 million Americans who joined the National Marrow Donor Program in the hopes of someday saving a life.

Be sure you have a big box of Kleenex® with you when you watch this episode. It's a total tear jerker.

The best part is that it's a great segment about why to join the registry, what it's like to donate your marrow and there were even two donor drives held during the filming of this episode. And actor David Duchovny comes onsite and helps to build the new home for the Stotts. CLICK HERE to watch it on

No comments:

Post a Comment