A 13-year-old boy who battled leukemia met the man who saved his life — a son of an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who went from being homeless to highly educated.
Ezra Miller, of Castle Rock, Colo., was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August 2015 and desperately needed a donor to survive.
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Luis Miranda, 28, who registered as a bone marrow donor in 2008, got a call from DKMS, the international nonprofit leading the fight against blood cancer, last year and jumped at the chance to help.
The pair met for the first time on Thursday at the 2017 DKMS Annual Big Love Gala Cipriani Wall Street.
“I’m really grateful for what he did,” Ezra said after the two shared a tearful hug. “He saved my life.”
Miranda, who rose from poverty
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