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Kelsey Bishop’s leukemia was treated with a German man’s bone marrow. Five years later, she got to ‘hug his neck and thank him’
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Kelsey Bishop is celebrating five years Sept. 19 since a bone marrow transplant saved her life following a cancer diagnosis. She recently took a trip to Denmark and visited her donor and wants to raise awareness for the Be The Match registry. - photo by Scott Rogers
After years of battling leukemia, Kelsey Bishop found hope, and life, under a red cap. In the midst of her recovery, the 29-year-old Gainesville resident was on a trip to Denmark. She learned the German man who had donated the bone marrow stem cells she needed for treatment was also vacationing nearby on the Baltic Sea coast, a short ferry ride away. They arranged to meet; he told her he would be wearing a red cap.