BURR RIDGE – The Burr Ridge man, whose live was saved by a German bone marrow donor, got to meet the man behind the marrow Sunday, Sept. 8, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Chicago Tribune writes,
"Manuel Auge's trip to Chicago over the weekend marked the German college student's first visit to the United States, but his life-saving bone marrow beat him across the Atlantic by two years.
On Sunday, Auge met suburban Chicago grandpa Tom Murphy. After a brief handshake, Murphy pulled the 21-year-old in for an embrace.
Their extended hug communicated a brand of gratitude too intense for words.
In 2011, Auge's bone marrow was flown from Germany to Chicago and transplanted in Murphy at Loyola University Medical Center. The procedure cured Murphy, now 69, of a blood disorder and allowed him to resume a normal life."
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