I joined Team Be The Match to raise money for my marrow event because My little Cousin is in need of a Bone Marrow transplant and we are desperately searching for a Marrow match!
7- year old Michael Bradlee Christian (Buddy)was only 3-years old when he had his first nosebleed. He was taken to the ER, where he received blood and platelet transfusions. Buddy was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a rare blood disorder, which affects the bone marrow and results in decreased production of all types of blood cells. Since Michaels diagnosis, he’s been hospitalized numerous times, receiving blood and platelet transfusions, as he continues to suffer from severe nosebleeds.
Michael can’t do most of the physical activities that a young boy his age engages in such as football and baseball, but he loves RC car racing, fishing and camping.
My Family and I wait patiently for a Bone Marrow Donor who could “Be The Match” and help save our Buddy’s life or another child or adult in need of bone Marrow
Your gift can add new potential marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes.
Did you know?
A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for more than 70 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell. Seventy percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift delivers cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life. Every dollar counts. Together, we can make a difference!