HELP FIGHT APLASTIC ANEMIA
Carter, a local boy who is 2 1/2, has been fighting his Aplastic Anemia diagnosis for almost a year. He's a FIGHTER and has come a long way - but still the doctors feel he needs a bone marrow transplant.
Aplastic anemia is a rare disease in which the bone marrow stops producing enough blood cells. Any blood cells the marrow does make are completely normal, but there are simply not enough of them to serve the body's needs. With prompt and proper care, most patients can be successfully treated.
St. Peter’s Soup and Chili Cookoff, to be held on Saturday, April 7th, will be raising funds, in part to support The Aplastic Anemia and MDS Foundation. Half of funds collected from the event will be donated in Carter’s name to AA-MDS. Remaining funds will be used to further St. Peter’s mission in the community. The AA-MDS International Foundation supports, connects and educates patients, caregivers and health professionals on bone marrow failure diseases worldwide. It promotes and invests in collaborative clinical research to accelerate the discovery of better treatments and cures for aplastic anemia, MDS, PNH and related bone marrow failure diseases.