A 4-year-old in Orlando, Florida, who was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia in September has found the bone marrow donor she desperately needed, WTXF reported.
Chloe Bella Carvalho was receiving chemotherapy at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Finding a match for the transplant to work has been difficult as she is Brazilian. Only about 7 percent of the registry is made up of Latino donors, according to WOFL.
The family has now learned Be the Match Foundation found a donor overseas with a strong match.
“There is hope. We’re going to make it and it’s going to happen. And, God gave us that,” Bella’s mother, Nayara Hernes, said. “That person is giving us hope, and life, and we are so thankful.”
“She’s going to make it. She’s a strong little fighter. And we are there by her side,” Hernes talked about her young child’s unbelievable spirit to beat cancer.
Bella is expected to have the bone marrow transplant in about a month.