AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In May, we introduced you to Maine Game Warden Major Gregg Sanborn - when the UMaine football team held a stem cell drive in his honor. Major Sanborn was diagnosed with t-cell lymphoma last September and needed to find a match as soon as possible in order to live.
Last week, Major Sanborn found out that he did find a match - a 26 year old man. He isn't allowed to know anything else about his donor due to privacy laws.
Major Sanborn is already undergoing chemotherapy and will head to Boston on July 9th and will stay there for about six weeks - to begin more aggressive treatments, which will include rebuilding his immune system.
He feels he owes it to all the people who have helped him thus far to fight as hard as he can. "An awful lot of people have done an awful lot of work to make this possible. Their efforts haven't gone in vain, they haven't gone unnoticed," he says, "It's very impressive. I've got a lot of people rooting for me, and I'm going to give it my best so that it's a positive outcome."
Wednesday was Major Sanborn's last day of work at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He actually had to take a few tests in order to keep his license when he comes back to work after the treatments. After the six weeks of treatment, he'll be in isolation for one year.