'Be The Match' fundraiser held for Triangle boy

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Monday, April 18, 2016
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Camden was born with a rare disease that's life-threatening

A special event was held in the Triangle Saturday to help find a bone marrow donor for a 2-month-old boy who's fighting a rare disease.

Camden Minnick was born with HLH, a life-threatening disease where cells attack each other, damaging the liver and bone marrow.

The family and community partnered with Be The Match to help find a donor for Camden.

"With a registry of almost thirteen million people, that's almost never enough, there are thousands of tissue types out there," said Be The Match representative Betsie Letterle. "And so finding the right donor is like finding the DNA match specifically to you."

The registration process is pain-free. It involves a simple swab of the cheek to enter into the global database.

The family is planning another event to support Camden on April 25 at South Central High School.