Bride Donated Bone Marrow To Save A Stranger’s Baby. The Child Lived And Walked Down The Aisle As Her Flower Girl

Soon after her first birthday, Skye was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, a rare form of blood cancer that occurs when bone marrow production of white blood cells becomes disregulated.


Skye was in need of a bone marrow transplant.

On July 28, 2016, Hayden had some of her bone marrow extracted in Alabama. One day later, doctors in California transplanted the bone marrow into Skye’s bloodstream.

Credit: Talia Savren-McCormick

Skye’s recovery after the procedure was filled with several complications. She developed a bacterial infection and had to have her spleen removed. She also needed a second transplant, but fortunately Hayden had donated enough bone marrow for two procedures.

Skye ran into more hurdles when doctors diagnosed her with another form of cancer, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease. The cancer spread to her eyelids, chest, spinal column, and the sides of her neck. Skye needed chemotherapy and that meant she would also need another bone marrow transplant.

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