met the man who donated the bone marrow that she desperately needed in order to push her disease into remission.
Imagine being able to hug the person who saved your life. On Friday, a 22-year-old cancer survivor got to do just that when she
"I was so nervous beforehand — was I supposed to hug him or shake his hand?" Sam Bieno tells Yahoo Shine of her airport meeting with her donor, 27-year-old Neal Wendt, who flew to Madison, Wisconsin, from Austin, Texas, for the occasion. "As soon as I saw him, we both started smiling."
Wendt was equally anxious but had another concern on his mind. "I was mostly unsure of what to wear," he jokingly tells Yahoo Shine. Wendt's mother and sister, who had accompanied him on the trip, also met Bieno, her parents, and her younger sister.
In August 2012, Bieno, then a 20-year-old junior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “My only symptoms were bruising andRead More »from Woman Meets Life-Saving Bone Marrow Donor (and It's Amazing)