Volume 51, Number 35

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 28, 2014

Phoenix Rich to have bone marrow transplant

Phoenix Rich to have bone marrow transplantPhoenix Rich, a kindergarten student at Pickett County K-8, has recently been diagnosed with a very rare blood disease called Fanconi Anemia, which is an inherited type of anemia that leads to bone marrow failure.

Phoenix will be having a bone marrow transplant at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where they have a comprehensive care center for Fanconi Anemia and have found three bone marrow matches to Phoenix.

He is scheduled to start the preparation for the transplant on April 9th and will receive the bone marrow transplant about two weeks after. Phoenix will be in the hospital for six weeks and then will need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House near the Cincinnati Children's Hospital for an additional eight weeks.

Fundraisers for Phoe-nix's Fight are being started with all proceeds collected going to the family for any expenses.

There will be a bake sale March 30th beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the B&K.

A t-shirt fundraiser is also being set-up and order forms can be picked up at Byrdstown Medical Center, Pickett County Care and Rehab and will also be distributed at PCK-8.

There will also be a softball tournament on May 4th at the Pickett County Youth Field.

For more information contact Dee Dee Johnson 931-397-4802 or Tabitha Lee 931-445-6296.

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