Thursday, February 5, 2015
Coleson's BMT Day Video
It's taken me a long time to put this video together of Coleson's BMT day. It's 9 minutes long and cannot be played via iPhone, so it needs to be viewed from a computer. The first half is filled with all of our BMT day supporters (friends, family, colleagues) in their Coleson's Courage T-shirts which was organized by one of my best friends, Emily. I was surprised to start receiving these pictures the day of his BMT and it helped knowing there were so many people lifting us up on that day. If there is a missing photo of a Coleson supporter, please let me know and I can easily add it to the video. The second half of the video is the BMT and post-BMT days. The actual transplant itself is a blood transfusion so though significant, there isn't much to it. It's the days of Chemo and other protocol leading up to it, its the dark days afterward where his own cells are no longer reproducing yet his new cells aren't either, it's the days, weeks, months, years after BMT that make his one of the most incredible journeys.
So much has changed since this day, mostly for the better, but as I play it, I see two angels who were with us that day but are not today. A reminder that life is precious no matter how old you are, no matter what your battle.