FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A folk music legend is lending a helping hand to a little Bergen County boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
4-year-old Ezra Fineman of Fair Lawn loves space shuttles, volcanoes, and Puff the Magic Dragon, says his mom Robin.
“It has been his favorite song since he was a baby,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.
When Peter Yarrow heard that at New Jersey book signing Robin’s parents attended, he wanted to help the boy with a rare immune deficiency disorder called Hyper IgM Syndrome.
Ezra has already had a cord blood transplant.
“He endured high-dose chemotherapy and nearly three months of isolation in the hospital and then a long recovery time period at home, but unfortunately, the transplant didn’t take,” Robin said.
He’s been waiting for three years for a bone marrow transplant.
“His body is unable to make antibodies in order to fight off infection,” Robin said.
Yarrow is holding a benefit concert Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea to raise money to process kits for the Gift of Life bone marrow registry. Click here to buy tickets.
Attendees can also have their cheek swabbed to see if they’re a match for Ezra. Click here to register as a donor.
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