Bone Marrow Transplant
There is only one place in the world treating a rare skin condition known as E-B, and that’s right here in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is doing bone marrow transplants to help children whose skin isn’t attached to their bodies. They live with painful blisters all over their skin.
This week, Kylie introduces us to Syndey. Ten-year-old Sydney Macmurray came up from Huntsville, Ala. to receive a bone marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Anton is a charming 5-year-old spending about six months in Minnesota to receive a bone marrow transplant at Masonic Children’s Hospital. He was born with a rare skin tissue disorder, epidermolysis bullosa. His whole family traveled from Texas to Minnesota to be with him during the treatment.
Anton Delgado has epidermolysis bullosa. It makes his skin so delicate, it easily blisters or even comes off.
He recently had a bone marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital to try to improve his health.
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, there is a cure. It lives inside of each and every one of us, and the only way to save a life is by donating marrow.
How do you thank a total stranger for saving your life? It’s a question Jenna Langer has been thinking about for more than a year.
When he was just 1-year-old, Caleb Nord was diagnosed with a life-threatening immune disorder called H.L.H. Months later, he received a bone marrow transplant from a complete stranger, saving his life.