Our neighbors have been very good to us and supported Fremont in many ways. Now a local family needs our support!
Rena and Todd Johnson are reaching out to find a bone marrow donor for their son, Luke (15) who is battling leukemia. Luke is in treatment to prepare him for a transplant but the search for a donor is still on. Because of his biracial heritage (Japanese and Irish/German/Swedish) it has been tricky to find a match, but the procedures to test and donate have become much simpler in recent years! A simple cheek swab could find the donor.
Here’s some information on how to help from anywhere:
Just fill out the form online and have a swab kit mailed to your home. (Or, to have a paper consent and kit mailed to your house, please email Julie Korinke with your name, phone number and mailing address indicating you want a kit as part of Team Luke. They have a system to send paper kits with instructions on how to fill it out.)
If you are between the ages of 18-44 you can register for the bone marrow registry online or at a local event (see Facebook page for event details).
If you don’t meet the age requirements but still want to help:
1. SPREAD THE WORD: Send information about the drives and share the online link.
2. Volunteer: You can volunteer at one of the events or host a bone marrow drive.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact:
Mitra Giles (Mitra.Giles@Pelican.com)
Christine Pettway (firstname.lastname@example.org)