Bergen County Toddler Needs Bone Marrow Donation And Your Help

FAIR LAWN, NJ (WCBS 880) – Ezra Fineman is a 2-year-old Fair Lawn boy who loves the alphabet, music and his tricycle. He’s also in need of a bone marrow transplant to help overcome a rare immune deficiency disorder called Hyper IgM Syndrome.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond On The Story

“His body is unable to make the antibodies that everyone needs to fight off infection,” said his mother, Robin. “At any time, complications can arise such as liver complications, lymphomas, and other malignancies.”

The only cure is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

She says thousands of potential donors have had their cheek swabbed, but the money isn’t there to process the kits.

LINK: Make A Donation

“This has been very disheartening and frustrating for us, because Ezra’s match could be in one of those kits in a box,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.

It costs $54 to process a kit. Donations can be made in Ezra’s name through the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation by clicking HERE.

Do you have something to say about this story? Sound off in the comments section below.

  • RF

    Thank you everyone for your support. Please see “Help4Ezra” on Facebook for more info on Ezra!

  • m

    what a horrible thing to say..this is a child’s life you’re talking about.

  • Roberta Hayes

    Even if you can’t donate cash right now, you can still help the local public Childrens Cord Blood Bank in 2 charity contests get funds to help parents donate their child’s umbilical cord blood stem cells for free. EVERY Vote counts and could result in a grant from Chase Bank on FB &/or Pepsi to save Cord Blood for transplants. YOUR VOTE can make a difference! Text 109481 to 73774 Pepsi Contest; Chase Contest

  • mj

    i just donated you should too ANY amount you can come its THANKS-GIVING. PLEASE do what you can

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