A FLORIDA MOM AND CANCER SURVIVOR RECEIVED A HEARTWARMING
SURPRISE THIS WEEKEND.
FROM A COUPLE FROM RIGHT HERE IN SPOKANE.
KIERSTEN AND MICHAEL LYONS' SON...
SERGEANT JACOB HESS.
WAS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.
THE NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GRAD WAS A FREQUENT
BLOOD AND PLATELET DONOR.
KXLY4'S DEREK DEIS HAS MORE ON JACOB'S PARENTS MEETING
THE WOMAN SAVED BY HIS SELFLESSNESS.
CRYSTAL OSHO OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA HAD STAGE FOUR LEUKEMIA.
AND WAS GIVEN JUST A 10-PERCENT CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.
UNTIL RECEIVING SERGEANT HESS' BONE MARROW IN 2012.
SHE'S NOW CANCER FREE.
IN A SURPRISE MEETING.
SHE MET JACOB'S PARENTS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.
jacob has changed my life.
to go from ten percent chance of survival to someone
else's bone marrow growing inside of you.
a young man.
a very strong, young man fighting inside of me.
MEETING THEIR SON'S LIVING LEGACY WAS JUST AS EMOTIONAL
FOR THE LYONS.
that act gave life to their family.
and now, their family is restoring hope to ours.
and it's so healing.
to know that jake was the one for this beautiful woman
and that she's raising a family of her own has just,
it really has given a great deal of hope.
CRYSTAL SAYS JACOB WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF HER.
SHE'S GOING BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT MONTH.
TO PURSUE A NURSING DEGREE.
I'M DEREK DEIS.
KXLY FOUR NEWS.