On March 25, Hugh went to see his doctor with a cough, to get a prescription. Hugh's doctor confirmed he had bronchitis. They decided to check his cholesterol and do a general annual blood work while he was there. Then on Thursday afternoon, Hugh received an unexpected call and his world changed forever -- his internist suspected he had leukemia.
Hugh is a native Dallasite and a graduate of Jesuit, Texas A&M and SMU's Cox School of Business. He is married to Aimee Perilloux Fagan and has a 3 year old daughter named Kate. Hugh is 38 years old.
When Hugh's doctors decide it is appropriate, he will need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Hugh's sister has already been tested and she is not a match. Now, he needs to look to his community for help. Only 3 out of 10 patients who need a transplant will find a match and we are determined to beat those odds. We need your help!
A tissue-typing test carries a cost of $52 to the National Marrow Donor Program. Sometimes NMDP can subsidize the cost to a potential donor and sometimes they cannot if funding is unavailable. In order to make our search as effective as possible, we would like to be able to offer free testing at Hugh's donor drives. We are asking you to help us find a match by contributing funds to make the test accessible to everyone.
Time is of the essence in our fight and every dollar you give will go to finding an immediate match for Hugh. We plan on holding as many drives for which we have funding and then some. We appreciate your support for Hugh.
You Could Be the One to Save a Life.
Ultimately, it could be a transplant that saves Hugh's life. We encourage you to get registered at a local drive. If you would like to find a donor drive in your area, please click on the following link: