You can save Tracye Sellers

Tracye Sellers is a funny, charming young wife, mom, daughter  and friend who lives in southwest Houston.  She also happens to have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and desperately needs a stem cell transplant to stay alive.  Diagnosed a year ago, Tracye’s oncologists have aggressively treated her disease.  You can read about her journey on her blog Southern Hospitality.

 Tracye needs your help to hit a perfect 10.  Oncologists want a perfect 10 out of 10 match markers to match Tracye’s DNA and aid in her stem cell transplant.   Here’s where you can help save Tracye’s life. 

Get tested.  It’s simple.  On Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  the Weekley YMCA, located at 7101 Stella Link Blvd., Houston, 77025 will hold a “swab-a-thon” in the lobby.  You swab your cheeks in specific locations with a giant q-tip and then your saliva is sent off to a lab to be tested.  That’s it.  My husband Tommy and I did it in about 10 minutes.  Sadly we were not a perfect 10 for Tracye.  But maybe you are.

Donors must be in good general health and between the ages of 16 and 60 years to be tested.  To learn the specifics of being a stem cell donor check out Be the Match.

Sellers FamilyYou can meet and talk with Tracye at the Swab-a-thon this Saturday.  If you are the perfect 10 for Tracye, you will go through physical protocols at the world renowned Methodist Hospital.  You will incur no financial costs and the stem celll donation procedure will require several short visits over the course of one week.  Come out to the YMCA this Saturday, get tested and hopefully, you will be Traceye Seller’s life-line to a long and happy future.

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