'Like meeting the guardian angel': Surrey woman meets stem cell donor

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Most people don't get to meet their heroes in person, but one Surrey woman got to meet the man who saved her life Monday.

They were strangers up until four years ago when the U.K. man's act of kindness allowed her to live.

Daljit Sanders was 27 when her life changed forever.

On Jan. 7, 2014, she was diagnosed with blood cancer and her chances of survival were slim unless she received a stem cell transplant.

Her mother, two sisters and brother were tested but none of them was a match...

..."I signed up in October 2013 and exactly a year later, I got a call saying I've got a match," Gurmail Sagoo told CTV News. "I'm happy my stem cells helped save someone's life."

Sanders was admitted to Vancouver General Hospital for her transplant 13 months after she was first diagnosed.

"I don't have words to describe what it's like to have more time with my family," she said...

..."His blood, his DNA runs through my veins and meeting the person that saved my life is like meeting the guardian angel I never knew I had," she said.

The pair is sharing their story in hopes it will encourage more people to become part of the registry.

"We're put on this earth to help people. We're put on this earth to share this wonderfully messy journey," she said.

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