Bone marrow drive for Niantic girl in second battle with cancer

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–All Madeline Guarraia wants for Christmas is to be cancer-free. The 8-year-old is from Niantic and had been battling leukemia since she was four.

A bone marrow registry drive at the town hall took place in her honor at the town hall in Waterford. The hope is to be pro-active and find a match for Madeline in the event that she’ll need a transplant.

Madeline’s parents Amie and Matt are teachers in town. While they are with Madeleine down at Yale-New Haven hospital as she ungergoes her latest round of treatments folks here in Waterford are helping raise money for her care and looking for a bone marrow match for her.

More than a hundred 160 people had come out for the drive before Monday evening. Organizers will be holding three more bone marrow drives this month – another here in Waterford, one in East Lyme and one in Guilford.

If you go on you can get information on those drives and how you can be tested even if you can’t make one of them.

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