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Small decisions and Big Impacts

Making the decision to donate my bone marrow has brought me to really analyze what I need to do. There were some areas of emphasis with the registry:

- Eating Habits

They might seem as common knowledge, but for someone like myself who has struggled with emotional eating, over-committing, spreading myself too thin and not getting enough exercise, this is a mission. Since my diabetes in 2008, it has been a roller coaster with my eating and activity. At some points I was on top of it, and at other points I was falling into my bad habits.

It was very present this year as I self-examined that my issues related to be self-sabotaging.  I do good and I tend to fall back to my bad habits of eating a pint or two of ice cream instead of rely on God. This does feel like divine intervention. God always uses for our purpose, but he always gives us an escape from our bad habits. It ends up being a free choice. Choose to do better for my health, or choose to do poorly and begin …

The contact, and how...

Last week with everything else going on in my life, I had received two calls and one text. It was regarding a Bone Marrow Registry. I was so busy with other mundane and work related things that I had forgotten to call back. I called back on Wednesday afternoon, to find out that I was a match.

In 2004 I participated with a Bone Marrow Registry Drive at CSU Monterey Bay. Nu Alpha Kappa (NAK) was promoting this event as it is their Philanthropy. At the time, I was a junior, heavily involved in the school newspaper, active in my chapter with Sigma Theta Psi (STP) and believed everything was possible. I had no fears, nothing intimidated me.  I felt like I was getting ready to rule the world and make a huge change. This is how we were developed and molded "You can do it" "If you fail try again" " Nothing can stop you" were quotes in my daily thought process.

I arrived, filled out the forms. They took a q-tip to swab my cheek for tissue, then I went to class. Th…