Woman donates bone marrow to 3-year-old girl and invites her to be flower girl at her wedding Woman donates bone marrow to 3-year-old girl and invites her to be flower girl at her wedding
After a 3-year-old girl received a bone marrow transplant, her parents never expected the donor to get in touch with the family, let alone... Woman donates bone marrow to 3-year-old girl and invites her to be flower girl at her wedding

After a 3-year-old girl received a bone marrow transplant, her parents never expected the donor to get in touch with the family, let alone asking their daughter to be a flower girl at her wedding.

 Skye Savren-McCormick, 3, from California, and Hayden Hatfield Ryals, 26, from Alabama, had never met each other until Hayden’s wedding on June 9, 2018, where the young girl served as a flower girl.

The pair’s story began in 2016 when Hayden donated her bone marrow to Skye, who was suffering from juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia at the age of 1.

According to Mark Broadway Photography, when Hayden was in college, Be The Match, a national registry of volunteer bone marrow donors, went to the campus, and Hayden signed up as a potential donor. Hayden had “donated blood and platelets in the past” and “knew it would be a minute chance of being a match for someone.”

Nearly a year later, Hayden received a call that she was a match for a baby girl and soon proceeded to donate her bone marrow. She underwent a final donation in April 2017.

Hayden wanted to reach out to the girl’s family to let them know what helping the little girl meant to her, but Be The Match policy forbids releasing names. So Hayden wrote a letter to the family that was sent through the organization. When she finally learned their identity, Hayden began communicating with the Savren-McCormick family.

Skye’s parents, Talia Savren-McCormick and her husband, were grateful to Hayden.

“I feel like Hayden is such a huge success in why Skye was able to beat leukemia,” Talia told ABC News.

On Skye’s third birthday, Hayden sent a gift and also invited Skye to be a flower girl at her wedding.

The pair hugged for the first time at the wedding rehearsal.

“I walked up and I just dropped to my knees and all I could do was smile,” Hayden recalled

“I always tell people they’re smitten for one another,” Talia said of the exchange.

After the wedding, Talia and Hayden hoped to meet each other again soon.

“They are going to be part of our lives forever,” Talia said. “She saved our daughter’s life.”

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  • Markeia

    2018-07-17 #1 Author

    This was the sweetest thing ever!!😍😍

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  • Chaunecy Woodford

    2018-07-18 #2 Author

    This was so beautiful and indeed touching! I hope they get to meet again.

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  • Tywanna

    2018-07-18 #3 Author

    The most Beautiful Thing ever 💜

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  • Shy

    2018-07-19 #4 Author

    That was so sweet of her

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  • Djuanna Gamble

    2018-07-20 #5 Author

    This the sweetest thing ever!!!!

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  • Queosha

    2018-07-20 #6 Author

    This was so sweet!

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    • Madison

      2018-07-29 #7 Author

      Truly inspiring & beautiful!

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  • Jasmine Elizabeth

    2018-07-20 #8 Author

    this is honestly the cutest thing i’ve seen in my whole life 😍😍

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  • Melissa

    2018-07-20 #9 Author

    This is honestly so sweet 😍 she’s so beautiful

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  • Antionna

    2018-07-20 #10 Author

    The sweetest thing I ever seen

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  • Shariya

    2018-07-21 #11 Author

    Beautiful I love every bit of this video

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  • Desiree Hamm

    2018-07-21 #12 Author

    So sweet! She’s beyond beautiful!

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  • Jameria

    2018-07-21 #13 Author

    She’s so sweet this is so amazing and wonderful ❤️

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  • Kenyatta

    2018-07-21 #14 Author

    Sweetest ever💕that lady is truly a blessing to that child💯

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  • Deena cook

    2018-07-21 #15 Author

    Amazing god bless you

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  • Ny Ny

    2018-07-21 #16 Author

    Awww so sweet 😍

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  • Lacey Burkes

    2018-07-21 #17 Author

    This is absolutely the sweetest thing ever😍😍😍

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  • Serena Jacobs

    2018-07-22 #18 Author

    Wow God Bless that women heart and she is so sweet

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  • Sonnequa Shinholster

    2018-07-22 #19 Author

    That was awesome

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