What is a hero? For me a hero is someone that does something selfless, with no intention that they want anything in return. But that’s not quite true for what I did in early May last year.
I registered to be a blood stem cell donor with DKMS. I did this because I wanted someone to have a chance of finding a match and an opportunity to live their life longer and healthier. I did this to make me feel good, to know that I tried to help and in the hope that one day I could be someone’s hero.
Little did I know that I would lose my beautiful step daughter later that same month, unfortunately there was absolutely nothing that anyone could do to save her. No one could be her hero (believe me the NHS staff tried their absolute best and I am thankful for that).
For me registering to try and help someone has even more significance now, if I could save the heartache and unbelievable sadness that came into my world then I will be there in a second.
If you would like the chance to be that hero please register here.