NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We have an update in a story CBS2 first brought you several weeks ago about a massive search for a lifesaving bone marrow donor for a New York City hero firefighter.

Brian Kevan, a retired firefighter from Engine 221 in Williamsburg, has been battling 9/11-related cancer.

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Last month, his FDNY family hosted multiple “Be a Match” swab events.

(Credit: Brian Kevan)

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Despite the odds, Kevan was matched with a donor.

The lifechanging procedure took place last Thursday at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Kevan is now recovering at home with his family.

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CBS2’s Thalia Perez contributed to this report.

CBSNewYork Team