Chandler Boy’S Bone Marrow Transplant: Volunteers Unite To Raise Funds.

Family and friends in Chandler, Arizona, are rallying together to support a toddler named Oliver “Ollie” Martinez in his battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. At just two years old, Ollie was diagnosed with cancer in his bones, and doctors at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have recommended a life-saving bone marrow transplant. However, the cost of the procedure, exceeding $800,000, has placed a significant financial burden on the family. To alleviate this, loved ones and volunteers have collaborated to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to support Ollie with transplant-related expenses.

Ollie’s aunt, Anissa Willers, describes him as a lovable and rambunctious child. Willers took the initiative to set up a fundraising table at the Chandler Cheba Hut’s 4/20 celebration, where various crafts, including cups, earrings, and freeze-dried treats, were available for purchase. The event not only aimed to raise funds but also collected swabs to potentially find a stem cell donor for Ollie. The close-knit family has rallied together to support Ollie, bringing them even closer. Those interested in helping Ollie can find more information on how to contribute on the COTA website.

This heartfelt effort to aid young Ollie in his battle against cancer showcases the power of community support and collective action. With the significant financial burden that comes with life-saving medical treatments, the joint efforts to raise funds for the bone marrow transplant highlight the determination and love of his family, friends, and volunteers. As they continue their efforts, they hope to not only provide the necessary funds but also raise awareness about the importance of becoming a stem cell donor.

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