Bone marrow drive successful for Madison



FLINT TWP. — A recent bone marrow drive and picnic fundraiser for one-year-old Madison Lasley resulted in 108 potential donors being registered with MIchigan Blood and more than $2,400 raised by Flint Township employees to put towards expenses for Lasley’s upcoming transplant in October said Karyn Miller, Flint Township Supervisor.

Lasley, who was diagnosed July 1 with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), is being treated at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She and her parents, Becky and Joe Lasley, are residents of Flint Township.

A second bone marrow drive is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Lasley’s church, Bethany Baptist, 2350 E. Hemphill Rd. in Burton. Individuals wishing to volunteer as a donor match need to be between the ages of 18- 60. Testing is done by a simple cheek swab and if a potential donor is found, further testing will be involved. There also will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6273 Miller Rd. in Swartz Creek.

For more information on Madison, the bone marrow drives or the spaghetti dinner, visit caringbridge.org/visit/helpsupportmadison, email helpsuppor tmadison@comcast.net or call Funk at 810-600-3226. — N.B.

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