Stephanie's husband, Travis Hollman, first notified his Instagram followers of the news with a photo of his wife looking happy to make the donation in the hospital. "Proud of this girl! @stephhollman jumped on a flight last night to undergo a bone marrow donation, potentially saving the life of a much needed recipient," Travis shared. "She's a superhero in my books! I couldn't have asked for a more selfless, kind-hearted, caring wife and mother to our children. I love you baby! Please keep Steph in your thoughts and prayers as she goes under for the procedure!"
Travis later posted a photo of Stephanie in day two of her bone marrow donation. "She is doing this for a complete stranger," he captioned the pic. "They had to put a direct tube into her jugular and take all of the blood out of her body for two days at 5 hours each day. I am so proud of her."
After the procedure, Stephanie thanked her fans for their love and support on Instagram. "If I could give you all a big, warm hug, I would! Thank you for all the kind messages and prayers you have sent over the past 24 hours! I promise, I have read each and every one of your comments, tweets, emails, DM's and text's. I could not be more blessed to have such wonderful internet friends!" Stepahnie gushed. "I have the most AMAZING nurse @atucky who has taken the best care of me, I couldn't be more appreciative!"
Stephanie said that she will continue to keep fans updated on her recovery and share more about the process of donating bone marrow on her website in the future.
Brandi Redmond sent her love to her bestie as she prepared to leave the hospital. "I [heart] U. So proud of u," Brandi tweeted. "[U] know ur just saving lives. #Lifesaver #blessthisbeautybcsheisablessing."
Here's to a successful and speedy recovery for Stephanie!
See more of Stephanie and Brandi's friendship, below.