March 22, 2017
Fifteen years old girl meets her bone marrow donor for the first time.
Olivia Tate was born with Sickle Cell disease and her only chance for a cure was a bone marrow transplant. After searching the Be the Match registry a 100% compatible was found. Sidnei Barbosa registered at a bone marrow drive held by the Icla da Silva Foundation in 2002 and donated bone marrow to Olivia. Both met for the very first time at the Icla da Silva Foundation 2013 Hope Gala in New York City.