A northeastern Wisconsin girl who suffered from a rare disease has finally met the man who saved her life.
Mira Erdmann, of Howard, was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that affects about one in a million people about three years ago. Doctors said a bone marrow transplant was her only chance of survival.
Chrestean Werth of Germany found out he was a match just three months after he became a donor. His stem cells were harvested and sent to Mira's doctors in the U.S.
Mira received the transplant and pulled through despite several complications and a tentative outcome.
WBAY-TV reported Werth and his wife flew to Wisconsin to meet with the Erdmanns this week.
Mira's mom, Tania Erdmann, said Mira and Werth are two peas in a pod.