Leukemia patient from Kitchener, Ontario meets the donor who saved his life

What a beautiful story! Its so nice to hear good things in the news for once and this one doesn't disappoint.

Dany Mercado, a twenty six year old man from Kitchener, Ontario was dying from leaukemia until his life was saved in January 2008 with a bone marrow transplant from a Texan man. Yesterday he met 30 year old, Wesley Hamilton from Abilene Texas who's generosity gave him a second chance at life. Both families met at the Barbara Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit to help publicize the Be The Match registry.

Mercado is a mechanical engineering student at Conestoga College. He calls Hamilton his "angel and "superhero".

Hamilton is an emergency room doctor at the Hendrick Medical Center.

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