|Louise (right) and fellow R&Be volunteer Jan|
I became involved after hearing about the then fledgling project as I sat one morning, cup of tea in hand, watching the BBC breakfast news.
There on the red sofa sat an amazing young man “Adrian Sudbury” who was explaining to the nation all about his inspirational idea of educating young adults regarding the importance of stem cell donation. This struck a very personal note with me as two years earlier we had lost our precious son to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, he was aged just 23.
Michael was diagnosed in February 2005 and he fought the most amazing fight against this debilitating disease. After months of chemo we were given the wonderful news that he had achieved remission but in order to prevent possible relapse the search began for a stem cell donor.