Fire dept. rallies to find bone marrow for cancer-stricken brother
Doctors say the 33-year-old firefighter's cancer is linked to his exposure to multiple toxins while fighting fires
HAMPTON, N.H. — A firefighter diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is searching for a bone marrow transplant match to save his life.
Union Leader reported that Kyle Jameson, 33, was diagnosed in April after a routine physical exam. At the time, his wife was seven months pregnant with their first child.
Doctors believe the cancer is linked to his exposure to multiple toxins while fighting fires.
Firefighter Jason Newman organized a bone marrow drive at the Hampton Fire Station and partnered with Be The Match, a national marrow donor program. About 160 people registered to donate bone marrow at the drive, Fosters.com reported.
Newman said Jameson has been an inspiration at the department and hasn’t stopped smiling, laughing and joking.
"This might not work for me, but it might work for many other people across the country and, actually, across the world," Jameson said.