TEARFUL REUNION: Cancer survivor meets bone marrow donor who saved her life

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A cancer survivor got a heartwarming surprise when she was able to hug the man who saved her life.

The donor and patient met face-to-face for the first time at a donor drive.

After surviving leukemia, Robin Kuntz works to recruit bone marrow donors for the national registry.

That's where she was matched up with Jason Kippenbrock, who signed up with a simple cheek swab.

When he got the call to help, Kippenbrock jumped the chance.

Kippenbrock lives in Indiana and took a break from medical school to fly to Houston as a special surprise for Kuntz.
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