Idaho you did it!!! This funky shaped state is officially the most swabbed state per capita by the SAM team!!! With the help of some incredible families, volunteers, patients, and donors, over 600 cheeks were swabbed!!! SIX HUNDRED!!! Thank you to everyone who made it happen! @lyndsaywright @hbekknation @robash58 @tbo12 @camerjams @leah_ray_barker comment below if you swabbed cheeks with us in Idaho!! (Kentucky is #1 by sheer numbers, then Tennessee) ????
Even though we missed the Ariana Grande concert happening mere minutes from our hotel, we still had a rockin’ time in Boise, Idaho! With the help of transplant survivor, Lyndsey, we were able to set up a table at Boise State and even went rogue went the Maggie the van, parking her front and center on the main walkway to garner the attention she rightfully deserves. We were joined by Hudson, a stem cell donor which left us with the bone marrow trifecta: recipient, donor, and active match seeker. We gotta tell you, it was pretty cool to see the three of them being absolute champs together.
The trifecta, from left to right: Bone marrow transplant recipient, seeker of a match, stem cell donor. Lyndsey is incredible and so full of life and spirit. She fought cancer and her life was saved because of a bone marrow donor. A few years ago she toured with the band Typhoon and I just keep thinking that that could have never happened without someone first swabbing their cheek. Hudson is swag with a capital S. He matched a patient and donated without hesitation. He's all like, "Ah yeah I donated. No big." Yeah, he's awesome. #squad #goals