Remember the story of Joshua Weekes, the six-year-old Richmond boy in desperate need of a bone marrow donor to save his life?
Family and friends are holding another OneMatch event to find a donor, from 3 o’clock to 8 o’clock at Willingdon Church in Burnaby today.
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia in January, the clock is still ticking on Joshua Weekes.
He is in desperate need of a life-saving bone marrow transfusion.
The problem? Joshua comes from mixed race heritage, so finding a matching donor is proving tough.
Joshua is of Icelandic, British, Caribbean and Filipino descent.
His mother Lia says time is running out for a match.
“But with your help, little Joshua will be okay, and everything will go back to normal, and we’ll go back to having pancakes at home, and watching movies on the couch at night.”
She says the support from the community has been incredible.
“It’s been amazing the amount of support that has come forward from the community when we put out the call for help.”
The family says the clinic would be a twenty minute process, and they’re looking for healthy men or women aged 17 to 35.
Anyone with a mixed race background would be even more beneficial.