The Gift of Life


Last Updated on January 30, 2024

Crystal Osha was a 30-year-old single mother when she learned she had cancer. With her health deteriorating, doctors raced to find a bone marrow donor to treat her acute myeloid leukemia but none of her relatives were a match.

With time running out, a match was located on a national registry. Her savior? A young soldier clear across the country who’d donated on his 18th birthday.

After she recovered, Crystal wanted to learn more about this extraordinary young man who had given her the gift of life. They struck up a long-distance friendship, but nothing could prepare Crystal for the heart-breaking news that came next.

See how he not only saved her life but changed the course of it forever.

If you’re interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, click here to visit Be the Match and learn more.