Killeen Child With Leukemia Still Needs Your Support on Juneteenth
You may remember the story of Michael Dixon a.k.a. "MJ" who I featured a few weeks ago here on the site.
Dixon, was experiencing pain in his legs and was diagnosed with B cell Acute Leukemia back during the February snowstorm, and is now in need of a marrow transplant.
Doctors informed his mom, Chaundra Dixon, that MJ would need full-time care for at least a year.
Because of that, her FMLA leave pay expired and now she needs serious help from the community.
She told KWTX:
“The doctor told me “you cannot work”. Those words hit me because it’s like how can I pay the bills? I have other babies.”
Dixon's experience gave her a new perspective and an idea - she plans to present Killeen city leaders with an idea about creating daycare specifically for sick children.
Her son MJ o,nly has a 23% chance of finding his marrow match.
And as KWTX reports, the bone marrow needs to be from someone African American:
On Saturday, June 19th there will be a Bone Marrow drive for MJ at The Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival in Round Rock.
You're also welcome to give anything you can spare to MJ's GoFundMe page.