Firefighter Seeks Match So 2-Year-Old Son Can Get Bone Marrow Transplant

Owen Hogan Suffers From Aplastic Anemia

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City firefighter is on a mission to find a match for his son, who is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, 2-year-old Owen Hogan of Long Island needs the transplant for aplastic anemia. His body struggles to produce new blood cells.

Firefighter Seeks Match So 2-Year-Old Son Can Get Bone Marrow Transplant

His dad, Tim Hogan, is searching for the match so Owen can get a transplant.

“He is incredible,” Hogan said. “I mean, if you saw him, you would never know he was sick. He loves to laugh, smile, run around — and of course the running around makes us a nervous wreck because he’s 2, so he’s going to be falling and bouncing into walls and stuff. That doesn’t really go too well when you have a clotting problem. But, you know, he’s one of the most beautiful boys you’ll ever see.”

A perfect match will give Owen a 90 percent chance of beating aplastic anemia.

Hogan has set up the website http://www.aheroforowen.com for the effort.

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