Bone marrow donation saves Lakeland man

10:46 PM, Jan 29, 2014   |    comments
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Brooklyn, New York -- A Bay area man came face to face for the first time with a firefighter who saved his life from miles away.

66-year old John Ciempa from Lakeland was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and needed a bone marrow transplant.

His life was saved by a donation made by Christopher Howard, a New York City firefighter.

The two met for the first time earlier today at the FDNY Brooklyn headquarters.

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