Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Exposures: I Care: Giving back, down to her very bones

Published: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 - 10:47 pm

Sitting snugly under a warm air blanket, Heidi Jamieson shows little to no apprehension about the bone marrow harvest procedure she’s about to undergo at Sutter General Hospital early Tuesday morning. The 34-year-old Rocklin mother worries more about her four children at home with their grandmother and whether her 3-month old baby is accepting a bottle.

It’s because of her love for children that she and her husband Jeff signed up for a national bone marrow registry after their son Jake was diagnosed with leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, one of his siblings was a tissue match and the transplant was successful, but she says it broke her heart to watch other families whose children died because they couldn’t find a donor match. Now she hopes her donation will help save another.

“Going through it with our own child … it’s been very interesting to be on this end of it,” she says. “We feel like it’s kind of come full circle.”

To suggest a community volunteer for the I Care column, contact lsterling@sacbee.com

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