Thursday, December 8, 2011

Please help us spread the word about Zach


A few days ago, I learned about a seven year old boy in Dallas named Zach Guillot. Zach is the oldest of three children. In February 2010, Zach was diagnosed with Leukemia AML.  His little brother Jake was his “perfect” bone marrow match last year, at the age of three.  Zach successfully completed his chemo therapy and received potentially life-saving stem cells from his brother via a bone marrow transplant. Everything was going okay until his family recently was struck with the devastating news that his AML has relapsed. Now Zach needs to find a (non-related) bone marrow donor match.  I was so compelled by the story that I wanted to share it with you.  Zach’s family and friends are quickly putting togethert his bone marrow donor drive THIS Sunday, December 11 from 12-6 at Parish Episcopal School - Midway Campus.  Because Zach and his siblings are all at different schools, three school communities in Dallas are aware of the story, and there has been an outpouring of support for him.  The key to Zach’s survival is finding a successful match, which requires awareness and donors. Anything that you can do to help spread the word about Zach's drive this Sunday would be incredible! Post it to your facebook, email your friends, tweet and show up on Sunday!

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