Youth fishing program sponsors bone marrow drive for 4-year-old
*Updated to correct spelling of Maya Chamberlin's name.
The 976-Tuna Youth Fishing Program is sponsoring a bone marrow drive hoping to find a match for 4-year-old Maya Chamberlin of Torrance.
Maya was diagnosed Sept. 14 with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis,
a rare disorder that, without treatment, is usually rapidly fatal. Even though it's not
cancer, she will have to undergo
"All we need is a quick and painless swab to see if you are a match," said 976-Tuna founder Philip Friedman.
A little about Maya: She is an avid reader and some of her favorite books include the Berenstain Bears series, "Amelia Bedelia" books, and "Green Eggs and Ham" and other Dr. Seuss titles. She is also passionate about recycling and the environment in general.
To help, e-mail Philip at Philip@976-Tuna.com or call (310) 328-8426.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo of Maya courtesy of 976-Tuna