By Sean Marshall
News this week included a four year old from Georgia who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant that may have cured her sickle cell disease. According to Myfoxatlanta.com Angelique Walker received bone marrow transplant from “her 9-year-old sister and is now sickle cell free and on her way to recovery.”
Her family was thankful that of their three other daughters without sickle cell disease two of them were a match for a transplant to Angelique. IN a quote from the article it is explained that “God is good. It is almost unheard of. We have four daughters; we got the other three tested. Two out of the other three tested were perfect matches for her,” Benjamin Walker, Angelique’s explained.
However it was noted that she hasn’t been been given a clean bill of health yet it was explained that “ The family is now staying together at the Ronald McDonald House while Angelique continues to gain strength.”
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Other news this week involved a press release from The Office of Spiritual Life, Diversity and Service. It first surfaced on the Illinois institute of technology’s website and was about inviting everyone in the Illinois area to their Sickle Cell Awareness Event and Bone Marrow Register Drive on the 16th of February.
Details included that the event will be this Monday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Campus Centre (MTCC) Ballroom. Other details included that the “the event will also include an educational program at 12:45 p.m. Learn more about Sickle Cell Disease and get tested. Free sickle cell screening will be available to those who qualify. Plus, your registration will give you the opportunity to save a life. Also there will be light refreshments.”
If anyone would like more details the press release can be found here: http://www.iit.edu/news/iittoday/?p=40710
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