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Family seeks bone marrow match for son with leukemia

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Northwestern students and other Evanston residents are being asked to turn out Monday to see if they could be a bone marrow donor for a 10-year-old Evanston boy with leukemia.

Julian Sims woke up one day recently with a stomache ache that turned out to be the first indication he was suffering from the potentially fatal disease and he now needs a bone marrow transplant.

As is often the case, bone marrow from his parents — Romy and Rich Sims — doesn't match his, so they're asking for other folks to see if they could be a match with a simple mouth swab test.

The donor registry event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p,m. Monday, Nov. 18, on the 7th floor of the Stadium Club at Ryan Field, 1501 Central St.

Persons between the ages of 18 and 44 are eligible to register.

More information is available online.

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