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Caz: 250 attend marrow registration drive for student, athlete, friend

Over 250 people attended a bone marrow registration drive on Dec. 2 at Cazenovia High School in support of Cazenovia High School senior Taylor Matt.

Matt, a varsity lacrosse player, has leukemia. She was in remission for five years, but her leukemia has now returned.

Partially because of her ethnicity (Matt is one-quarter American Indian,) doctors have not found her a match for a much-needed bone marrow transplant.

Matt has been through chemotherapy before, and spends her time talking with and comforting younger patients who are going through the treatment for the first time.

About 30 student volunteers from the high school, as well as coaches and other staff members, worked at the drive.

The next registration drive will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at SportsCenter 481, 6841 Collamer Rd., in East Syracuse.

For more information, contact Paula Miller of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation at 476-3000, ext. 2520.

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