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The Perfect Match


March 27, 2019

By Army National Guard Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs

Each day, thousands of people across America are in need of bone marrow transplants. Registering as a marrow donor is as simple as getting a cheek swab, and may enable you to give someone the most precious gift of all – the gift of life.

In 2011, Colorado Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Macias, while deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, read a letter from home.

Esmeralda Delarosa told Macias about her family, her husband of 40 years and how he worked for a phone company. She wrote about he...

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