Kyle Markes & The McLean-Markes Family & Friends fight against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Our dear Kyle Markes has reached a critical stage in his treatment for leukemia. We want to thank you you for participating in this weekend's prayer services: http://tinyurl.com/kyleprayervigil
Please pray for Kyle's successful appointments this week at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as he pursues his
candidacy for clinical trials.
Kyle, who is of Jamaican decent, lives in Stamford, Connecticut and attends New Canaan Country School. He needs a bone marrow transplant immediately. However, identifying a bone marrow match is different than simply matching a person's blood type, in that everything must match up perfectly by ethnicity. There are 10.5 million registered done marrow donors and only 7 percent are African-American or black and even fewer are Jamaican. His immediate family is not a match. THAT'S WHY WE NEED YOU! SPREAD THE WORD.... If you want to join the registry to see if you or someone you know is a match for Kyle, please access the below links to receive a simple cotton swab kit. There is no cost and insurance is not required. Otherwise, join us at one of our upcoming drives by clicking on "Contact Us" above. While a bone marrow match has been identified for Kyle, he is currently at a critical stage in his treatment plan to bring him into remission in order to begin the bone marrow process.
Kyle Markes is not unlike most 11-year-old boys his age: He’s gregarious, smart, funny, outgoing and athletic.
However, there is one very critical thing that does in fact set Kyle apart from most: Last year, Kyle was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Unlike other cancers, LLC doesn't produce tumors, but it spreads quickly to other parts of the body like the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. And without treatment, acute lymphocytic leukemia can be fatal in a few months.
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