Editors Note: First of all, thank all of you for taking the time to read this and to those who came out to last weekend's bone marrow drive. Lacey's cousin has asked me to post this again, because although there was an incredible turnout for the first drive, no match for Lacey has been found yet. Please, come out if you can. All it takes is a simple cheek swab. And remember, miracles happen every day.
-Tim Froehlig, Guest Editor, Glenview Patch
A second bone marrow drive is being held this Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in Deerfield for 8-year-old Lacey Horwitch.
Lacey has been at the University of Chicago Medical Center since August, and was diagnosed with HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis). She is currently in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Lacey's family and friends would like to thank everyone that came out to last weekend's bone marrow drive. However, there still has not been a match found for Lacey, despite over 700 people showing up for the previous drive.
All it takes is a simple cheek swab. Further tests are only done if it is determined you are a match for someone in need. The drive will take place at the address below:
Friday, December 16th at the Chicagoland Jewish High School
1095 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
It will start at 10:00 a.m. Their number is 847-470-6700.
For additional information about the procedures and the National Bone Marrow Registry, visit bethematch.com or call 1-800-MARROW2 (1-800-627-7692).
Anyone age 18-60 can be tested to see if they are a match and to join the Bone Marrow Registry.
You can also contact Eileen at LifeSource 847-260-2714. Lifesource has been kind enough to set up an online link to register below. The link is: