LEBANON, Tenn. -- Dozens of people in Lebanon are trying to educate the
public about bone marrow donation all in the name of a little girl with
leukemia who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Several people showed up at Journey Church
Saturday night just to see if they are a match.
Sadie Davis is 17-months-old and she
was just diagnosed with leukemia last month. Her parents are trying to find a
compatible bone marrow match for her. This weekend, they held a bone marrow
registry drive as the first step in that process. Everyone at the event had their mouths swabbed,
then the results will be processed to determine whether or not anyone is a
suitable match for Sadie. They also join the national registry to see if they
could help out any of the people nationwide needing a bone marrow transplant.
Sadie's parents video called into
the registry drive from the hospital with an update about Sadie.
"I would absolutely describe it
as nothing less than a journey," said Tim Davis, Sadie's father. "We
don't know where this is going to take us, but we're grabbing hold of the
handlebars, as they say, and taking it where ever it takes us."
Nationwide, there are about 10,000
people looking for compatible donors through the bone marrow registry.