SACRAMENTO, Calif. - You know the saying: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. A Sacramento man is doing much more than that -- reaching an incredible goal in just 24 hours that could help save his life and others.
Twenty-year-old Chris Betancourt has leukemia -- and is having a hard time finding a bone marrow donor. He's been given one year to live. He and his friend Dillon Hill came up with a bucket list with one goal being to break the world record for the most bone marrow donation signups in a day.
They came up with the "Lemons for Leukemia Challenge." And it worked. Supporters helped Chris and Dillon set a world record with almost 4,000 new potential donors in 24 hours. Even celebrities like Robin Roberts and Danny Devito took the challenge.
Registry group Be the Match tweeted a big "Thank You!"
It's too late to join the record, but you can still save lives.
Click here for more information on how to help Chris' cause.