Dec 20, 2014, 1:59 pm
December 19, 2014
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians:
Local Boy Needs Bone Marrow Transplant
Ethan Troupe is a 12 year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in Baden. He was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2014.
Ethan has endured many chemotherapy treatments and now requires a bone marrow transplant. His older brother was not a match so a donor is needed as soon as possible.
OneMatch is a Canada-wide registry that helps patients find stem cell and bone marrow donors. If you would like to be tested you can go to www.onematch.ca and order your bucal (cheek) swab kit to be completed at home or come to a clinic on December 22nd at Steinmann Mennonite Church between 1:30 and 8:00 p.m. You need to be between the ages of 17 and 35 and in good health to be registered. It is as simple as doing a cheek swab.
Please consider getting tested and encouraging anyone you know to get registered as well. Your selfless act could save a life!