The feels, this will get them

Giovanni Guglielmo (http://helpgiovanniguglielmo.org/) was only five months old when doctors broke the news: He would die before his first birthday without a bone marrow transplant. His father Michael went to work. When he was told his son's chances were 1 in 20,000 for a match he replied, "no problem. I will put 20,000 people in the registry. And they looked at me like I was crazy." One donor at a time, he pulled it off and for Giovanni, he found a match. But it was not enough to save him. Last spring, Giovanni was five years old when he took his last breath at Boston's Children's Hospital. Despair hit Michael hard, but he dedicated himself to the mission to start bone marrow registry drives throughout New England. Over 65,000 people have registered and 210 matches have been made. 210 second chances at life. Michael's goal is to gather 100,000 donors, a tribute to Giovanni who he calls, "my hero."

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