Storm victim 6 year old Steven Heckman from Amityville in need of a Bone Marrow Transplant

29 Nov

 Steven Heckman isn’t concerned about what he is getting for the holidays this year. Right now he is just concerned about staying alive. Steven was diagnosed in August 2011 with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. To add insult to injury, he and his family; from Amityville, NY (Long Island) lost their family home to Hurricane Sandy.

The Heckman’s plan to rebuild, but right now their main concern is their son and finding a bone marrow match. Steven’s form of Leukemia can be treated by chemotherapy and radiation kill diseased cells, but they also remove healthy ones, leaving the patient with a weakened immune system.

There are several ways you can help. Here are a few sites to view:

http://www.dkmsamericas.org/

Steven Heckman’s Website:

http://www.gofundme.com/THEHECKMANFAMILY

Picture of Steven:

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20220655/storm-victim-needs-bone-marrow-transplant

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