CRUZade for Cruz Colvin
by Kelly K
posted Mar 7 2014 9:43AM
Meet nine-year-old Cruz Colvin… a 3rd grader at St. Margaret Mary. He was adopted by John and Aimee Colvin at 6-months old from Guatemala, and was diagnosed just before Christmas with a rare blood disease (Aplastic Anemia). His best chance for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, he has an uncommon HLA Typing (DNA) due to a gene found within the Hispanic population, and that makes it especially difficult to find a match.
Donors and patients who share the same ancestry are most likely to match. Be a part of CRUZade! A simple cheek swab is all that is needed to determine if someone is a match for someone like Cruz, in need of a life-saving transplant.
A fundraiser for CRUZade is going on this Monday, March 10 at Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Road. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 25 percent of all sales will go to this cause.
See if you’re a match at bone marrow drives set for Sunday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cruz’ church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, and on Sunday, April 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 105 Main Street, Shelbyville, KY,
For more, call Tom Filiatreau, (502) 644-9986 or contact Kate Pilbean at firstname.lastname@example.org