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Mission to save 10-year-old battling cancer

By Olivia Wilmsen, Multimedia Journalist, olivia.wilmsen@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 24 2014 12:25:05 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 25 2014 11:55:17 PM CST

10-year-old Aden Knar has cancer for a second time. The only way to save his life this time is with a bone marrow transplant. His school hosted a bone marrow donation event.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

A school is on a mission to save a 10-year-old battling cancer.

Aden Knar is a third grader at Falcon Virtual Academy. He beat cancer once, but it came back. The only way to fight it now is a bone marrow transplant.

Aden's school organized a donation Thursday afternoon (1/23/14). More than 250 people showed up, volunteering to be Aden's last hope.

"Out of my league almost, just thinking about it. All these people are here to help and one of these people might actually be the match that will save my brother's life,” said Aden’s sister Alea Knar.

Aden's doctors gave him two months to find a bone marrow match. If you'd like to help, here is a list of other donation events:

  • UCCS – University Center Room; 1/27/14; 116; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Pikes Peak College - Centennial Campus – 2/10/14; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Pikes Peak College - Rampart Campus – 2/12/14; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • UCCS – University Center Room; 2/17/14 & 2/18/14; 116; 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Here's a link for anyone still wanting to join the Bone Marrow Donor Registry: http://join.bethematch.org/ADEN

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