Shalini & Stacey’s stories

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My name is Shalini.
Canoeist,
Marathon Runner,
Bone Marrow Donor

Shalini considers herself an ordinary Singaporean. Yet her extraordinary courage to step up as a bone marrow donor saved the life of a young mother, and made an immeasurable impact on the lives of two children. In fact, it was only after donating her bone marrow that Shalini found the inspiration to run two half marathons and take up canoeing. If you think you’ve got what it takes to do something extraordinary, step up and register as a Bone Marrow Donor at www.bmdp.org. Like Shalini, it will give you a lot more than you can ever imagine.
 

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Life today is full with so many good things. Two amazing children, a successful and loving husband and a house full of pets
Life today is full with so many good things. Two amazing children, a successful and loving husband and a house full of pets.

Nowadays Stacey only looks forward knowing that every single day is a gift and that life and the people she shares it with are all to be treasured. It’s a world away from the day she visited the doctor on her way home from work, only to be immediately hospitalised. With just weeks to live, survival depended on finding a bone marrow donor and even that hope was devastated when she got the news that the one person who could save her had backed out. Luckily, at that crucial moment, a new donor who had just signed up a few weeks before was found to be a perfect match; a student nurse, knowing all too well that life is precious, saved Stacey and kept her family together.