Urgent appeal to find stem cell match
Published Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:47PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:41PM EDT
A Manotick family is desperately searching for a stem cell match for their five year old girl.
Hillary McKibbin was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare and fatal blood disease a month ago. No one in her family is a potential donor.
The McKibbins are launching a public appeal and asking people to get swabbed.
A drive to test potential donors will be held Monday, June 24 at St. Francis Xavier High School on Spratt Road in Riverside South on June 24th.
Two days later, on Hillary’s 6th birthday the family launching a social media campaign, aimed at boosting global awareness of the bone marrow registry, targeting celebrities such as Drake, and the Raptors.