Yes, I’m sappy, but this has to make you smile.
Back in October, Daniel Badmus, a five-year-old boy from Ontario, CA, donated bone marrow to his four-year-old brother John. John suffers from sickle cell anemia, described as, “a genetic condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.”
Daniel, the donor, received an award today from the Canadian Armed Forces. They also held a torch ceremony in his honor. (Not sure what that means but it sounds like a good thing.)
I have to admit that this sort of story (a) always chokes me up a little bit, and (b) makes me think about paying attention to my own health so that I can be there for my kids for as long as possible. There’s also (c), where I think about whether or not I would have the courage to do what five-year-old Daniel did. I hope I would. He’s a brave guy. Good for him.