Wetumpka Boy Battling Incurable Disease Receives Bone Marrow Transplant

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By Jessica Gertler

An update from a story Alabama News Network has been following closely: The 12-year-old Wetumpka boy who is battling an incurable disease received a bone marrow transplant today.

Dawson Parker and his family are in a children's hospital in Minnesota where Dawson has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last week. 

Dawson, who has fanconi anemia, started the transplant a half an hour ago, but there is a 15 percent chance that his body will reject the cells or he will face complications.

Doctors tell Dawson that the next twenty days will be the worst.

The family is asking that you keep Dawson in your prayers, and Alabama News network will keep you updated on his progress. 

For more information on Dawson's story: https://www.facebook.com/LiftingUpDawsonParker?ref=ts&fref=ts

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