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Nacogdoches community uniting to find child bone marrow donor

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A six year old boy is relying on a total stranger to save his life, Aidan Peterson has been battling Leukemia since he was a baby.

 Saturday family, friends and members of the community signed up as bone marrow donors, hoping to be a match.

 Delete Blood Cancer officials says that only four out of 10 patients are able to find a match and receive a transplant, they're hoping Aidan's condition with raise awareness to the need for registered donors.

Aidan's grandmother calls the event one of the most important days of the year.

 "It means everything to me personally, I'm his grandmother. Its been pretty heart wrenching, I have up days and down days but usually a conversation or visit with him will pick me back up again, he's a very strong person," said Cindy Turner, Aidain's Grandmother.

Aiden is being treated at a hospital in Dallas.

The registration event ended this afternoon but you can become a donor online.

Visit www.deletebloodcancer.org  for more information.

 

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