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Donor Gage Tappe of Boise and recipient Tia Jensen of West Richland, Wash.

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Boise resident Gage Tappe was at a low point in his life, suffering from the depression and anxiety that has plagued him for years. He was up late one night, scrolling the internet, “as any good Millennial does,” he said, and saw a Facebook video about Be The Match, a nonprofit that matches donors with patients for lifesaving bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants.

The video featured a 5-year-old girl, the age of his young daughter who was asleep in an adjoining room. The young girl in the video never found a match and later passed away.

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