As you may already have heard, a Montreal family is desperately searching for a bone marrow donor for their six-year-old daughter Ellie, who is battling leukemia for the second time.
Ellie White is a kind, wise, caring 6-year-old little girl in the first grade. She was diagnosed with a severe form of leukemia called AML in December 2017. Despite treatments, she has since relapsed. Ellie now needs a bone marrow transplant in order to survive.
Family and friends are urgently appealing to people between the ages of 18-35 to register with Hema Quebec for a bone marrow testing kit which contains four swabs and puts the recipient on a worldwide list of donors.
Getting swabbed is easy and as per the recent interview with Susie Joron of HEMA Quebec on CTV News, the pain post-transplant ( for the donor) is described as a local pain, similar to having fallen on the ice.
You can watch that CTV segment by clicking here.
To register for your bone marrow testing kit, Visit one of the following links:
Hema Quebec links:
Rest of Canada: http://bit.ly/Swab4EllieCA
Here is a Video you can watch about Ellie. Click here: Swab4Ellie
For further information:
firstname.lastname@example.org – 514.867.4660
Please consider getting swabbed. Please share this post with your friends, family and colleagues. The more people that #Swab4Ellie, the better our chances of finding a match.
Thank you in advance,