Dexter was a 44-year old native Houstonian. This father of three and grandfather of two, was a diagnosed with Lymphoma. He had been a patient at M. D. Anderson, who was in immediate need of a marrow stem cell transplant. Dexter did not have a fully compatible sibling match, therefore his best chance of finding a match was through the Be The Match Registry. Sadly Dexter passed away in November, 2010 the same month as Shannon.
Watch this short story of a loving brother who tries to become a stem cell donor for his sister in hopes of saving her life. Watch as he goes through the actual donation process.
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