Who needs a shot of feel good today?!
Young Skye Savren-McCormick was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia in 2016 and required a bone marrow transplant – and Hayden Hatfield Ryals answered the call!
Before we go any further, let’s quickly get acquainted with this rare type of leukemia.
What is juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia?
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a rare form of blood cancer that predominately affects children under the age of 4. JMML is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of a white blood cell known as monocytes. These abnormal cells accumulate in the bone marrow crowding out healthy cells.
Pallor, fatigue, weakness, fevers, and a dry cough are common symptoms of JMML.
Back to the feel good moment!
Because Hayden signed up to be an donor back in college, she has to opportunity to give young Skye a much-needed bone marrow transplant, changing Skye’s life forever.
And Hayden was more than happy to do it!
“She’s everything to me, and this whole journey, I’ve never once seen it as me helping her, because I was honored to do it.”
So much so, that Hayden invited Sky to be her flower girl and according to CNN’s report, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!