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MFB - Zachary "Zack" Hare, 12, with his parents Mike and Amy, brother Nate, and Lyndon Byers

Aug 20, 2014|

When Zack was 10, he was getting fevers for several weeks. The second time his parents brought him to his doctor, his mom requested blood work. The office called back 6 hours later and told them to rush Zack to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with AML. He received 4 rounds of heavy chemotherapy, including 1 round to deplete his bone marrow in advance of his transplant. He was hospitalized from January to July, with just a week at home before the transplant. He received a bone marrow transplant from a donor in Germany on June 20, 2013.

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A -- with -- you minority vote come with you there I feel body looking good man but if you my dad how's everything going to a year in year in two months kind of -- day to day okay answered that transplant right and yes. From from Germany can you. Before we went on you were talking about. And we we had another person on the -- on here who -- transplantable Shannon Shannon you literally it's just you wait and by the way basketball players and it's -- she's just so you guys that she's waiting for you. To -- you guys -- draft why journal in order embarrass you but you go. I like Germany -- what I understand is mute go to get a license in Germany today your don't have to you'll opt out. So I look at it as when I was a kid in a license it's easier for me go up at a swap I'm gonna do that -- -- make it harder to opt out. So how many kids to get a license today and if -- against -- today. It was those two days before birthday incorrect as well -- transplant yeah yeah -- blows that leg kind of the waiting game. Was there much of one. Not really. The -- we knew the date you were nervous just to make sure -- always accusing itself cost them from Germany what happens if you know about the but the thing goes out here. Missed a legit question. But you know when it comes to that gets there it's. The parents I think make it's that we make it more than really what was. The nurses at the Dana follow up. They came and they had you know big birthday Cobb indicate forum they whatever -- form for the color rebirth as well. -- that the -- you know push the button to stop button so and it was quite the event. Well. This is something that we were talking about earlier when she and was in this is an exact. Opportunity for people look at you where their money goes it goes towards programs like being able to get these bone marrow transplants taking care of all the way up to and including people going all over. Getting what you need from Germany and bringing it back with him volunteers will do that and paid their own way to do that or the Jimmy Fund will make sure it happens if just out of the could just the kindness of their hearts of times people will say I'll fronted the award I got it save the money for something else. But the Jimmy Fund is there with cash to make it happen and that cash comes from people who are listening right now calling 8777381234. Exactly and think about that like -- having. This transplant done has ever go through your head about how much science when -- keeping you with us right now. Yeah. And. Too much to think about. LB -- me stuck in the throes of relationship here with this young man the man he -- Why -- I think. You know you -- did in my world Christian who in my world and they helped him here a broadcast we'll have the opportunity. That children's and and you know hospitals and in the area to be in an open door policy to be able to stop Barney when you have time when you want. To go by and then they've ever -- closed -- Back. I actually my -- that told me votes -- -- and I just up popped in and we hot and he's a great great guy he's a warrior -- strong as a horse and yes you get to meet so many kids so many warriors. And so when he apparently says there Rossum and and it's just an honor to be able. -- part of their journey and very successful journey this is one of strikes balance. That I've been a part of -- know they won't mind judge you know and I shut out -- -- -- all around him. Jill and Joseph because. There's warriors and there's angels and that's all part of this big Jimmy Fund group -- do with they do -- to magic happened to have Jeanne Madden NH stern and other her family here. Turned it up to raise money and not. You know you know Michael 2% of -- you know it's about numbers. You guys are on the -- we're here to give people the opportunity it's not about 50000 dollars -- what 101000 dollars -- 1000 dollars 500 dollars it's about. Anybody that is listening to the radio watching gas and it's about donating something because come masses make the difference whether it's fifty cents whether it's -- dollar to it just. It it makes it's just need to know -- the total in the end it makes a big difference in. And it's back to keeps keeps people alive and it supplies family where love and happiness and strengths to out beautiful. Go through the battle that you know talked to humanity and -- launch time right buddy you know and it's so it's a hardship on families and and and we need we need to show them the love so they can have the love in the strength -- to be there and then they make the miracle happened. 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We'll make that happen. I'd -- things like that -- -- you can I. -- investment bank here with hey you guys everybody at NASA EI all the volunteers you guys make it happen it's thanks but allow me to be in here. Just just didn't know what to -- party the team -- happy.

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