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Old 03-05-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) -- Between making plans for a new downtown arena, working out the details, and discussing logistics with officials, there's a boy named Lee Evvins.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson made the 11-year-old one of his top priorities when he stopped in for a bedside visit at the UC Davis Medical Center, where the child is in for chemotherapy.

Read more: Mayor Pledges Help To Boy Needing Bone Marrow - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) -- Between making plans for a new downtown arena, working out the details, and discussing logistics with officials, there's a boy named Lee Evvins.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson made the 11-year-old one of his top priorities when he stopped in for a bedside visit at the UC Davis Medical Center, where the child is in for chemotherapy.

Read more: Mayor Pledges Help To Boy Needing Bone Marrow - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento
Well, with the comment from the legal guardian, it's a good thing the mayor is spreading the word. No help for the boy's community if this is valid:
"But "within the African-American community, we're not big donors of bone marrow," said Lanette Robinson-Baker, Lee's cousin and legal guardian."[LEFT][/LEFT]
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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Ya, thats true in regards to minority donors, there is more need than donors. People are uneducated about the screening process and how easy it is, that's part of the problem. The pro athletes and celebrities could make a huge impact to help in this area. If even one would just show up at an event to sign up donors, think of the media response and the positive message it would have.

So sad to see sick children, they have a lot of strength. I hope this child has a chance to live a long happy life.
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