Volunteers worked tirelessly organizing last week's 24-hour Marrow-thon in search of a match for Kajal Patel, an 12-year-old Athens Academy student who had a 1 in 20,000 chance of finding a bone marrow donor. She has suffered nearly all her life with an immune disorder.
Out of the Guinness World Record-breaking collection of 4, 004 swab samples taken during a seven-day period (2,938 during the Marrow-thon alone!), a match has been found, according the the following early morning post Wednesday on the Be A Hero For Kajal Facebook page:
Thank you for your support! There is a MATCH and you are ALL Heroes for Kajal!
11 Alive News Atlanta reports there are actually multiple matches but Kajal is continuing to recover from two strokes she suffered over the last couple of months before she will be strong enough to undergo the procedure.
Did you participate in the Marrow-thon?