Mom who fought cancer while pregnant with twins receives life-saving transplant

'With tears running down my face and my heart full of hope I want to say THANK YOU LORD!'


It was a miracle.

Susie Rabaca from Southern California has quite a story to tell. This brave woman learned that she had cancer while she was carrying twins. In order for her life to be saved, as well as that of her unborn babies, she was forced to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Things didn’t seem easy because the first thing that was needed to be done was to find a perfect match donor. Luckily, some good news were on the way not long after the devastating diagnosis.

The mom-to-be had issued a personal plea for people willing to register for a match – her own sister was deemed unsuitable with a 50% match.

Susie, who was already a mom of three, was overwhelmed by the number of people who signed up to be potential donors. As she is both Latino and Caucasian, she wasn’t sure if she’d be able to find the perfect match as that proved to be difficult in the past for people of her heritage.

Incredibly and to the surprise of many, just a couple of days after Susie’s plea went viral, at least 40,000 people had registered as potential donors on the ‘Be The Match’ registry. Julie Kornike, who was the founder of ‘Be The Match’, stated: “Only 3 percent of our registry is mixed ethnicity, and so it can really difficult to find a matching donor. The fact that we have identified a potential match for her is really exciting.”

Susie will be undergoing a transplant before giving birth. “For me to find one and for it to be 10 out of 10 at that, is amazing. Nothing better in the world right now. Whoever you are out there – thank you so much. You’re saving my life. You’re an angel, and I hope one day to meet you.” Susie remarked with tears in her eyes.

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