Life-saving Hawaii marrow donor meets recipient
Hawaii News Now
A California father is a cancer survivor thanks to a priceless gift from his Hawaii bone marrow donor. David Ohara and Ed Nako met for the first time nearly 2 years after the transplant.
The California man whose life was saved by a bone marrow transplant from a Hawaii man finally met his donor and reaffirmed the unique bond that unites two strangers. David Ohara told “Hawaii News Now” that Ed Nakos bone marrow was a miracle, adding that “If he didn’t do what he did, there would be a good chance that I wouldn’t be here today.” Fourteen months after the transplant, Ohara and Nako began email exchanges and shared family photos. Eventually, they scheduled a meeting in Hawaii to cement their friendship. Ohara says each day is a blessing, thanks to Nagos gift of bone marrow.