Friends host bone marrow drive for sorority sister

Local News

A Little Rock teacher who needs a life saving bone marrow transplant hopes she’ll find a match. 

Wakefield elementary teacher Tonya Courtney was diagnosed with leukemia last September. 

Her sorority sisters jumped into action, holding a bone marrow drive at the Saint Mark Baptist church in hopse of finding her a match. 

“I feel good today, I haven’t had any chemo  in about 45 days and I’m full of energy. I’m excited and really positive hoping that someone will come through as a match for me today but if not for me you save another life” – Tonya Courtney. 

If you weren’t able to make it to the event today you can order a kit online and support tonya at the link provided here. 

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