South Florida police teams up with Live like Bella to save children

MIAMI (WSVN) — South Florida police officers teamed up with members of the Live like Bella Children’s Cancer Foundation to play "matchmaker" for two children battling cancer.

Police Officers from the Miami Fraternal Order of Police and members of the Live like Bella Foundation are looking for volunteers to be swabbed in an effort to find a bone marrow match for the two kids.

Three-year-old Aksel was diagnosed with a very rare and life-threatening blood disease called HLH. His only chance of survival is a stem cell or bone marrow donation, but unfortunately, he does not have a compatible match in his family or within the 12 million people that have already joined the "Be the Match" registry.

Two-year-old Lilly has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Her only chance at survival is from a volunteer.

Doctors said their only chance at survival is to undergo bone marrow transplants. Almost 80 percent of the time, donors will only need to give a partial blood donation from which stem cells will be collected in order to save a life.

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