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Bone Marrow Registry First Step To Help Toddler

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By Jason Lamb

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.

 

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