Olton rallies to raise money for a man's third bone marrow transplant - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/8/09

Olton rallies to raise money for a man's third bone marrow transplant

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It would be hard enough to go through a bone marrow transplant once, but a 54-year-old man from Olton will reportedly be the first in Texas to undergo a third bone marrow transplant to stay alive.  Nick Green's recent diagnosis of Leukemia follows two different battles with cancer over the last 12-years.  Insurance will cover his transplant surgery, but Green must pay the cost of the donor to provide that bone marrow, which is something that will amount to thousands of dollars.  That's why the community of Olton is rallying around their friend and employee of Olton ISD and they're hoping for your support from across the South Plains.

"They're a great family I can't stress that enough and if you could come to Olton and talk to anybody, they would all tell you how loved he is, what a man of faith he is and most people in town would be willing to do anything for him," said Alisse Smyth, a family friend.

The Olton 4-H club is organizing a huge barbeque and auction Sunday in Olton to raise the money Nick needs for this third life-saving transplant and it starts with lunch in the Olton High School cafeteria from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  For more information or to donate, please call (806) 285-2691.

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