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Apr 18, 2014 11:36 PM by Kelsey Kennedy, Kate Tripp

Falcon school hoping to help student in need of bone marrow transplant

One Colorado Springs family is hoping for an Easter miracle. Aden Knar is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Dozens of potential donors have been tested, but none have been a match for Aden.

Aden's dad, Mike Knar, says it's a very difficult place to be for a parent.

"When the doctors are saying, 'You need to do something,' and we can't. It's a very frustrating experience."

Aden Knar was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was just four years old. In November, his family learned the cancer came back. A significant part of his life has been robbed by cancer.

Aden is now a 3rd grader at Falcon Virtual Academy. His fellow students are doing everything they can to help the him find a donor. They'll hold another potential donor drive on Saturday. Assistant Principal Jodi Fletcher says over 250 people were tested at the last drive, but nobody came back a match for Aden.

"We wanted to just give it one more shot because time is unfortunately beginning to run out for Aden," Fletcher said.

While you're out running errands on Saturday, stop by 6113 Constitution Avenue between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. The three step testing process takes less than 15 minutes. Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44 and be in good health.

The student council will also hold a bake sale for money to buy Aden a new recliner.

Aden was just discharged from another round of chemotherapy. He plans to make an appearance at Saturday's drive.

 

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