B’nai Amoona hosts marrow registry drive

Congregation B’nai Amoona will host a marrow registry drive from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. The congregation is located at 324 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur. 

The drive is organized for Meredith Littlejohn, 18, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in November, 2012. 

Despite spending most of the next six months in St. Louis Children’s Hospital, she graduated top of her class from Crossroads College Preparatory School. While at Crossroads, Littlejohn was involved in basketball, volleyball, theater, served as a volunteer tutor, and also interned at Craft Alliance. She was in complete remission in April until she just learned that the leukemia has returned and she will need a bone marrow transplant. 

Emory University accepted her early decision and has deferred starting her freshman year to 2014 where she plans to major in applied mathematics. 

Littlejohn is the daughter of Steve Littlejohn and Stefanie London and the granddaughter of Norman and Michelle London.

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It takes approximately 15 minutes and a cheek swab sample to join the marrow registry. For more information on the event or to make a donation to offset the cost of adding potential donors to the registry (it costs the Be The Match Foundation approximately $100 per person added to the registry), visit http://goo.gl/m32FQx or contact Denise Mosley with Be The Match at 314-348-5650 or [email protected]