Cider Mill School is going the extra mile to help a fourth grade student who has leukemia.
Not only does 9-year-old Anna Getner have the entire school community behind her in her fight against cancer, she hopefully will have even more support from the wider Wilton community (and beyond) who are invited to take part in a bone marrow registration drive at Cider Mill, tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the hopes of finding a match for her.
For Anna to beat this leukemia, she needs a bone marrow transplant. She was recently released from the hospital after undergoing a second round of chemotherapy because, as her family told GOOD MorningWilton, ”This is the only thing to rid her of some very stubborn leukemia cells and get her ready for a bone marrow transplant.”
The school was eager to do their part by sponsoring the drive with Be The Match Foundation, an organization run by the National Marrow Donor Program that works to register potential bone marrow donors on the national registry.
Organizers are hoping that people will come to the drive on Feb. 1 to be listed in the Bone Marrow Transplant registry as potential donors. The focus for this drive is to test potential donors ages 18-44. (People between 45 and 60 years old can register only online.)
For more information, visit Anna’s website.