Community turns out to join national bone marrow registry for a Stow native's wife whose leukemia returned.
Dominic J. Martucci, 35, of Akron doesn’t know Amelia Lincoln. It didn’t matter though, he joined the national bone marrow registry after his sister-in-law Ann Marie Patterson asked for help. “Ann Marie’s a friend,” Martucci said. “Bottom line: She supported my family, so I’m here to support hers.” Amelia, wife of Stow native James Patterson, had her leukemia relapse and is in need of bone marrow stem cells. In order to do that, she needs to find a match who’s willing to donate. Saturday, 176 people came to James’ alma mater Stow-Munroe Falls High School and swabbed their cheeks and joined the Be The Match’s national bone marrow donor registry. “Time is of the essence in Amelia’s case, but by coming together, we can shed light on the fact …
There is a bone marrow drive Saturday at the high school for a Stow-Munroe Falls High School graduate's wife whose leukemia recently relapsed.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
A woman from Vermont with many ties to Stow is looking for a bone marrow match after her leukemia relapsed.
She's miles away in Vermont, but a group of Stow people organizing a bone marrow drive Saturday for a friend with leukemia hope to find someone in northeast Ohio who is a match for Amelia Lincoln. Lincoln, who is married to 1999 Stow-Munroe Falls High School graduate James Patterson, recently relapsed which prompted friends to take action. "He told me his wife relapsed with leukemia and we put this all together," said Annal Vyas, a close friend of the couple who were married in 2005. Vyas and more than 40 friends in the Stow area have organized a bone marrow drive Saturday at the high school from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. "There are so many people involved," said Vyas. You can get a good idea of the people involved by going to volunteeramelia.…