POSTED: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 11:12am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer from Brownsville has given a gift to someone that only he could offer.
He donated his bone marrow to a sick toddler that has a deadly virus. On October 19th CBP officer Carlos Garcia received a call from the National Marrow Donor Program, that he had been a positive match to participate as a bone marrow donor. A 2 year-old boy stricken with a deadly virus is to receive Garcia's marrow. On November 17th Garcia underwent the marrow extraction and endured side effects, pain and discomfort, but knew his donation would save the life of this young boy, made it worth the while.