KATHERINE Sinfield thought the day doctors told her they had found her a bone marrow donor would never come.
However, the wife of News Telegraph editor Stephen is now only weeks away from undergoing the lifesaving procedure.
She said: “Being told you have a donor match is a huge sense of relief. it is the light at the end of a very long tunnel as it signals a major turning point.
“I know that I have weeks of hospital treatment ahead of me and I know that, at times, the transplant can make you extremely ill. However, at least I have a goal to aim for now.
“Without this person coming forward, my future looked bleak.”
Following Katherine’s diagnoses earlier this year, the News Telegraph launched its Take Five Minutes campaign in a bid to increase the number of blood and bone marrow donors.
Stephen said: “Katherine and myself worried about different aspects of her care. I was really frightened that she would come out of the chemotherapy sessions without a donor and so all of the treatment would be fruitless.
“We would both like to thank every new donor who came forward to help save Katherine.”