The power of music is incredible sometimes – Lamb of God’s 2016 song “The Duke” helped save a man with leukemia this week.
The song was originally written about a man named Wayne Ford, who was a Lamb of God fan and died of leukemia in 2015. When the band released the song and the EP that accompanies the following year, they also helped to make an organization known. called Be the match, which is run by the National Marrow Donor Program, to match bone marrow and blood donors with blood cancer patients.
According to a photo slideshow Randy Blythe posted on Instagram today (December 23), a man named Todd Seaman from Arkansas checked in with Be the Match after hearing “The Duke” ago. five years old, and earlier this year he received a notice that he had been matched with a 65-year-old man in Virginia with leukemia.
Blythe met Seamen and his father Scott in Washington DC earlier this week to show them around the city and enjoy dinner together. The next day, Seamen went to the clinic and donated a bag of stem cells and a bag of plasma to the patient he had been matched with.
“As you read this, the leukemia patient receives Todd’s gift. At this very second, this man receives the best Christmas present ever – a second chance at life,” Blythe wrote. “To say I’m honored to have been a small part of this is a huge understatement. Yesterday Todd said, ‘Man, the Lamb of God saved somebody’s life today. “I said, ‘No, you saved someone’s life today. The Lamb of God just helped you a little bit.'”
“Thanks Todd, for letting us know that what we do matters. These have been two of the happiest days of my life.”
Blythe took several photos of the deckhand receiving the procedure. See the full article below and check it out Be the site of the Match to learn how you too can potentially help save someone’s life.
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