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The touching story of a life saved and a hero lost on Coast Live

Posted at 6:48 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 18:48:29-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va - 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.  Growing Bolder has the story of what happened next.