Rick's special thank you to bone marrow donor

It was an absolutely wonderful day

– Ian Brown

Rick Haines has honoured a promise he gave 24 years ago to his bone marrow donor by inviting him to his daughter's wedding in Pennsylvania.

Ian Brown joined the Anthony Nolan register when his son was being treated for testicular cancer when he was nine months old. In 1991 he got a call saying he was a match for a patient in the US.

This was Rick, who at the time was terminally ill with aplastic anaemia and only had a few weeks to live.

All he wanted was the chance to see his little girl walk down the aisle and Ian's bone marrow donation made that happen when it was flown to the USA on Concorde.

To say thank you he promised Ian that he would one day invite him to watch him walk his daughter down he aisle, and two weeks ago the wedding took place!

Find out more about bone marrow transplants at the Anthony Nolan Trust website

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