Bone Marrow Match
In 2006, Justin, then 8 years old, was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer. He beat the cancer, but in 2009, doctors found that Justin, had acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a type of leukemia that can develop after having chemotherapy for another cancer. As a result of the disease, Justin needed a bone-marrow transplant. Dr. Piro explains that there is a 1 to 2 percent chance that a parent is a match for a transplant, and Justin's father was a strong match.