BOZEMAN- Seven-year-old Dax is having his dreams become reality after meeting his bone marrow donor.
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Lisha Koch was diagnosed with non-secratory multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, as Lisha puts it, which causes bones to fracture or break.
BOZEMAN- A Montana boy who received a vital bone marrow transplant got to meet the woman who saved his life.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol trooper is battling cancer and her friends, family, and community are showing their support. Lt. Kris Schweigert with Washington State Patrol is getting ready to donate blood at the INBC blood drive and the Be the Match registration drive at their headquarters. He says it’s something they’ve done in the past in support of WSP Trooper Renee Padgett, who’s stationed on the west side of the state. “She was an academy cla...
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A Philadelphia four-year-old is being called a “superhero” after he was a match to donate life-saving bone marrow to his twin baby brothers. WTXF reports that Michael Pownall’s four-month-old twin brothers, Santino and Giovanni, have Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), which is diagnosed in one in 500,000 people every year. Santino and Giovanni have been at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since they were born in October.
This year's Relay For Life is coming up on Saturday. The event continues to raise awareness and funds for those battling cancer. But for some it has a special meaning for several Great Falls residents. In 2011, Michelle Chenoweth received a live saving bone marrow transplant.
A follow up for you on a story we brought to you during our Community Spotlight last week. Tonight, a 27-year-old Great Falls woman is fighting for her life.
The Great Falls Community is coming together to support 27-year-old Ashlee Wajer, a Great Falls resident. Ashlee is suffering from a rare and deadly bone marrow disease called Aplastic Anemia. Katie Wydra, a friend of the Wajer family, says the cause of the disease isn't entirely known, but it has forced Ashlee to receive a bone marrow transplant and intense chemotherapy. Colleen Dues has helped to organize a fundraiser for Ashlee and her family, and says the support has been overwh...