Episode 6: Unleashing Hope: Brian's Healing Journey through Be The Match

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Join Megan and Brian as they share their inspiring story of battling cancer, finding hope, and pursuing dreams. Witness their resilience, the transformative power of support, and the unexpected joy of a life-saving match. Prepare to be inspired to embrace growth and spread kindness in the face of adversity.

Battling Cancer: A Journey of Hope and Healing

In episode 6 of It's Your Story to Tell, Megan and Brain explore emotional and physical challenges when faced with Brian's cancer diagnosis just days after getting married. Despite the daunting diagnosis, they exhibit unwavering determination and refuse to let despair overshadow their hope.





Megan shares how her support system of loved ones rallies behind her, providing strength and encouragement throughout his treatment. Brian opens up about the complexities of navigating various medical procedures, finding solace in believing that brighter days are ahead. Their resilience in the face of adversity inspires readers, demonstrating the power of hope and the human spirit.

Megan reflects on the challenging journey, emphasizing the importance of a strong support system and its role in their healing process. She shares how loved ones stood by her side, offering unwavering support and encouragement during the darkest moments of Brian's treatment.

A Life-Saving Match: A Beacon of Light in the Darkness

Delve into the incredible twist of fate when Brian's family, friends, and colleagues enter the bone marrow registry, ultimately leading to one person becoming a life-saving match for a young girl in Mexico. The profound impact of this selfless act of kindness is explored, highlighting the ripple effects it creates. Readers witness the transformative power of paying it forward and the immeasurable joy of saving a life. The story demonstrates how the unexpected can bring hope and inspiration to both the giver and the receiver.

Brian shares the story of a colleague who, inspired by his battle with cancer, entered the bone marrow registry. This colleague's decision to join the registry ultimately led to a match with a young girl in Mexico. Brian and Megan recount the powerful emotions they experienced upon learning of this incredible act of compassion, emphasizing its profound impact on their own journey and their renewed belief in the goodness of humanity.

Navigating Challenges: Embracing Growth and Resilience

Megan and Brian reflect on their challenges and the personal growth from those experiences. They share stories of resilience, highlighting moments of self-awareness and the importance of mutual support. Listeners learn how they conquered triggering moments, healed emotional wounds, and nurtured their relationships with unwavering love and compassion. They emphasize the transformative power of facing challenges head-on and emerging stronger on the other side.

Megan and Brian open up about their challenges as a couple during their cancer journey. They discuss how their experiences forced them to confront triggering moments from their past and work through them together. Through mutual support and open communication, they strengthened their bond and overcame the obstacles that arose, inspiring others to embrace growth and resilience within their relationships.

The Power of Hope: Pursuing Dreams and Inspiring Others

This section explores how Megan and Brian's transformative journey inspired them to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact on the lives of others. Their unwavering belief in the power of hope becomes a driving force in their advocacy efforts. They actively create awareness, spread positivity, and encourage individuals facing similar battles to embrace their hardships as opportunities for personal growth. By sharing their story, Megan and Brian aim to inspire others to find strength, pursue their dreams, and make a difference in the world.

Megan and Brian discuss the profound impact their journey had on their perspectives and aspirations. They highlight how their experiences ignited a passion for advocating for others facing cancer and similar challenges. They describe their efforts to create awareness through public speaking engagements, fundraising events, and connecting with individuals affected by cancer. Their dedication to inspiring hope and making a positive impact is a powerful example for listeners, encouraging them to find purpose and create change in their lives.

As the journey of Megan and Brian comes to a close, readers are reminded of the profound impact that can be made when facing challenges with determination and resilience. Their story is a testament to the power of love, support, and the power of our human spirit. Through their experiences, readers are encouraged to embrace growth, pursue their dreams, and extend kindness and compassion to those in need. Coming together can create a world where hope triumphs over adversity, and healing becomes a guiding light in even the darkest times.


xoxo, Megan & the team


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How to save a life...

Be The Match® is a community of donors, volunteers, healthcare professionals, and researchers helping patients get the life-saving treatments they need. As a global leader in cellular therapy, Be The Match has been connecting donors and patients since 1987.

Did you know that:

  • Every 3-4 minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
  • 70% of patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family.
  • 75+ diseases can be cured or treated from blood stem cells.

Be The Match Website: Visit the official website of Be The Match at bethematch.org to learn more about their mission, how to become a donor, and the impact of bone marrow transplantation.

Donor Registry: If you are interested in becoming a potential donor, you can register with Be The Match through their online donor registry. Visit their website at bethematchnow to find out how you can sign up and potentially save a life.

Text to join: Itsurstory2tell to 61474 or visit


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