When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but why stop there? Best friends Dillon Hill and Chris Betancourt didn't stop there. Not even after Chris, who is 20, was told he had one year left to live.
The two men have been best friends since the 4th grade, when Chris and family moved to California. About a year after they met, he was diagnosed with Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia. With experimental treatment, and support from his family and friends like Dillion, he was able to beat the cancer.
But on September 2nd, 2017, Chris was told the cancer had returned, the cells were mutated, and he was given one year to live. Instead of waiting for the worst, Chris and Dillion decided to make the best of the time they had left together. They created a bucket list with over 100 things, hoping to accomplish all of them before Chris' time is up.
They've already completed a few things, like a break a world record. The duo created the hashtag, #LemonsForLeukemia, to raise awareness for the cause and get people to donate bone marrow. Because the raised awareness, 3,715 people signed up to be donors on March 1st, a world record.
Two best friends since 4th grade broke a World Record yesterday and can cross one more thing off our list.— One List One Life (@onelistonelife) March 2, 2018
3,715 bone marrow donor sign ups in one day thanks to your support.
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They were even able to have breakfast with Danny DeVito and get him to stick half a lemon in mouth for the cause.
Chris and Dillon say they want to inspire anyone of any age to live life to the fullest, regardless of their health. You can find ways to help them at http://www.onelistonelife.com.