Bone marrow donor sought for 10-year-old with rare disease
A community in Essex County is coming together to help a little girl with a rare disease.
A drive-through screening for a bone marrow donor was held this weekend. The parents of 10-year-old Veronica Depauli are hoping for a match. People showed up and do a self-swab test in the car.
Depauli's illness leads to an overgrowth of bone. Diagnosed at four, she's at higher risk for broken bones, pain, vision, hearing loss and other problems.