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A mother leads the social media charge to register bone marrow donors and help her son beat cancer

February 28, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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For over a year, this mom of three has been in a fierce race against time to save her 14-year-old son Jehvan from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), a rare blood cancer.

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Breathless, shocked, and overwhelmed, Crompton tells CNN she could not believe what doctors were saying on the other side of the phone.

For over a year, this mom of three has been in a fierce race against time to save her 14-year-old son Jehvan from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), a rare blood cancer.

Key to Jehvan's fight is a desperately needed bone marrow transplant.

To date, Jehvan's story has inspired more than 11,000 registrants to join the bone marrow registry (Crompton only hoped for 200).

Crompton recalls times her son said he was tired, but nothing seemed strange or out of the ordinary.

After receiving the news, Crompton says her family quickly switched gears and began to focus on Jehvan's health.

Crompton explains, how helpful it is for her son to think of his journey as a way to champion the lives of other children battling cancer.

But, Jehvan says, he was assured by his family that his only focus should be on his well-being.

Crompton says the type of process that Jehvan needs "doesn't look like surgery for the donor. " Jehvan's best match is someone of the same ethnicity.

Crompton says her family is hopeful they will find a match.

Once Jehvan's match is found, Crompton says they are going to "celebrate like never before. " After receiving the bone marrow, Jehvan will likely need a year to recover because his immune system will be very weak.

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