BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Only on 9, a local man has learned what it's like to save a life. And the best part of all is it's something almost every one of us can do. In fact, one man's life-saving journey proved to be life-changing for him.
Joe Robinson and Anita Cutler hugged and cried when they met a few weeks ago in Massachusetts. Two strangers, each giving the other an unforgettable gift.
"Thank you for saving my life!" said Anita through tears.
"It took my breath away. It was one of the nicest things anyone's ever said to me," said Joe. "I didn't realize at all until I met her how sick she was."
Let's back up a moment and retrace the remarkable path that brought them together.
Joe, a Bethesda family man, joined the national bone marrow registry at a local synagogue's donor drive 10 years ago and didn't give it another thought.
"Thanks to Joe, I'm alive. He gave me my world back," said Anita.