Seven-year-old McKinze Clayton was originally diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, the same disease as Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. This diagnosis typically warrants a 36-month life span without treatment. Test results last week showed her bone marrow has mutated into a second disease, Monosomy 7, and her prognosis of survival has been decreased to 12 months without a chemotherapy and radiation combination. However, treatment is not possible without a concurrent bone marrow transplant. The search for the one person who is a perfect marrow match is in full force.
McKinze’s mom, Donna Hayes Whitaker, said she fears “that’s she’s going to die” when recently interviewed by Linda Hurtado of ABC Action News. When McKinze asked her mom if she was going to pass away, her mom cried while answering, “I don’t know.” The fact is, unless a marrow match is found soon, McKinze most certainly will die.
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