A woman who had only 60 days to save the life of her fiancé has succeeded by finding him a vital stem cell donor.
Kate Robertson, 31, launched a desperate bid to find a matching donor for Mike Brandon, 29, after he was diagnosed with leukemia in March.
Kate, a physiotherapist from Bristol, was travelling in Burma when she received a call telling her that Mike had only two months to live.
She immediately flew home and started her #Shake4Mike campaign, which encouraged people to share pictures of themselves shaking their heads to show that they had joined the bone marrow register.
Less than a month after Kate launched the viral campaign, a donor has been found.
‘It’s been an incredibly difficult time so the relief we’re feeling is overwhelming,’ she said.
Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register, said that the campaign has led to a 650% increase in people joining the register.
People aged 16 to 30 who are in good health can join the register online at www.anthonynolan.org
22 May 2014 | 10:07 am – Source: metro.co.uk