See this girl? She’s my whole life. Sweetest 17 month old that you will ever meet.
She’s silly, a lover of music and animals, and her cuddles will warm any cold day.
She absolutely adores her 3 siblings and they fiercely love her.....
Do you know what else? She desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT or the statistics of her surviving the next year are against her.
This stuff happens. Horrific events happen everyday. I cringe in pain and my heart hurts every time I see a horrible car accident, a child diagnosed with a fatal disease, or another damn school shooting.
Finding out our little Ellie is so sick has hit us so fast and so fierce that it has left us not knowing which way is up or down. The feeling of desperation and helplessness is excruciating. The pain is so unbearable that It is often times hard to breathe. The only thing we can do is wait for a donor and provide awareness.
The perfect match is a sibling, but unfortunately all three of Ellie’s siblings were not a match and her Medical Team is now looking for a match in the general population within the national donor registry. If you are in good health and under the age of 45, would you consider being tested and enter the registry? The general guidelines to join the ‘Be the Match’ Registry are: Ages 18-44, willing to donate to any patient in need, and generally healthy. That’s it. www.bethematch.org It’s a simple consent to fill out online, and a cheek swab will be mailed to your home.
We would be eternally grateful if you would consider joining yourself or just share and provide awareness around the need for bone marrow donors.