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.

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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