AJ is 9-months-old and has loving parents, Eric and Maria. They call him their miracle baby.
Recently, AJ was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and he needs a stem cell transplant to help cure him.
“AJ is strong, Aj is a fighter. We’re happy to see him begin to smile and laugh again.”
The best chance of a donor match would have been a sibling. Since AJ is an only child, he will need an unrelated donor who will most likely be Filipino like him.
Filipinos only make up 0.4% of the national stem cell donor registry, so it will be challenging for him to find his lifesaver.
We need more Filipinos to sign up as donors to help cure AJ.