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Swabbing for Keller

Meet Keller!

Keller is 9 years old. After many months of intense testing, ruling out various more common diseases, he was diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is a rare, inherited bone marrow failure, characterized by a low number of white blood cells, poor growth due to difficulty absorbing food, and, in some cases, skeletal abnormalities. Kids like Keller have a much higher chance of developing myelodysplastic syndrome or leukemia.

Keller loves sports, although he can only play non-contact, due to his size and bones being fragile. He loves to swim, play with Legos, create art, and do puzzles. He is a lovable, ornery child with a huge family. Let’s show him some love!!

Keller endures blood draws every 3 months and an annual bone marrow biopsy. We pray for better results each year but we want to encourage all of you who can to sign up as a bone marrow donor. It’s free, you may save a life.

Anyone between the ages of 18-55 that are in general good health is able to register below.

DKMS Contact Person

Iris Caldwell
Donor Recruitment Coordinator

Sign up for a swab kit online. It only takes 5 minutes. You provide hope. We cover the rest.