Greenwich family holding donor drive to help find match for cancer-stricken son

Liam Craane, 12, is in his second fight against cancer and is receiving treatment for leukemia at Maria Fareri Hospital in Valhalla, NY. Undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy, Craane needs a bone marrow transplant to have a full recovery.

Angelica Toruno and Rob Taub

May 5, 2023, 11:44 PM

Updated 383 days ago

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A Greenwich family is holding a donor drive to help find a match to help their son who is battling cancer for a second time. 
Liam Craane, 12, is in his second fight against cancer and is receiving treatment for leukemia at Maria Fareri Hospital in Valhalla, NY. Undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy, Craane needs a bone marrow transplant to have a full recovery.
"On April Fool's Day of all days we actually told him that the cancer was back and he made a bit of a face and said Well I beat it last time, I can beat it again," said Craane's father Bill Craane.
Both of Craane’s siblings are not a match, and his parents only match 50%. That’s why Saturday they'll be hosting a donor drive – to find Liam a donor - where attendees can get their cheek swabbed.
"He's really willing to fight, he's willing to fight, he's so appreciative anyone wants to help him,"
A QR code will be on the envelopes, so that if they match Craane, the family can contact you if you’re a match. 
The Donor drive will go on this Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday after every mass at St Paul's Roman Catholic Church on Sherwood Avenue.


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