So, what I did on my summer vacation.....
Okay, so it wasn't really a "vacation" but in early August I took a quick trip to San Diego. I went to accompany Jordan during his stem cell donation. He had signed up a year or two ago and he came up as a match for someone. I left on a Sunday and by Tuesday evening I was back home ready to begin school year again the next morning.
It is amazing that this young man is so willing to do such a selfless thing to help someone else, someone that he doesn't even know. His stems cells will be going to a woman who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
He had to lay still with both arms hyper-extended for about 6 hours and by the end he was very uncomfortable as his arms cramped and his veins spasmed.
A bag full of stem cells that look suspiciously like tomato soup!
Now we know, he just did it for the t-shirt! ;)
He earned the shirt that pronounces him a hero, indeed!
The next morning we each headed home -- me to Kentucky and him to Idaho. No time to sight see but the truth is that I saw something better than the sights of La Jolla -- our son who did something for someone else that he didn't have to do simply because he could. And I couldn't be more proud to be his mom.