Houston Holbrook is 28 years old and graduated from BYU in the summer of 2012, only to have his life drastically changed the following summer. June 14th 2013 he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia. In his case it is a rare form because the average age of someone who gets AML is 68 years old. Less then 20% of people under the age of 40 in the world are diagnosed with this kind of blood cancer. Houston has undergone a few rounds of chemotherapy and has had blood transfusions, bone marrow biopsy's and receives blood and platelets on a regular basis. We found out that he needs to have a bone marrow transplant, in which his siblings were all tested to see if they were a match for him..unfortunately none of them are a match and he is now waiting to hear that the doctors have a match on the registry to donate to him. His medical bills are going to be over a million dollars now that he has to have the transplant. Were doing several fundraisers to lessen the burden of his medical bills. This is now the fastest and best way to give directly to Houston.
The link below is a page on facebook that you can like and follow his story: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonsFortitude
Below is the link you can go to if you would like to get on the BONE MARROW REGISTRY, being the hope for someone else that is in his same situation:
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SELFLESS ACTS OF KINDNESS AS HOUSTON IS EMBRACING THIS JOURNEY AND NEW CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE. HE HAS BEEN POSITIVE THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE AND THANKS EVERYONE FOR HELPING SUPPORT HIM.
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