Sheila Kepic, 47, wakes up and breathes in another day now because Lisa Guilloty donated stem cells to the Lorain County leukemia patient in 2007. They're "cell mates" now, joked Kepic. Bound together by DNA.
On Sunday, Kepic's friends and family celebrated this "match made in heaven" with a party at the in Sheffield Lake, OH. Guilloty received a hero's welcome after flying in from Seattle with her husband and daughter. She's part of Kepic's family now, a blood relative in every sense of the phrase.