A Columbus woman’s church family is trying to help save her life by hosting a marrow donor registry drive.
Jennifer Poueriet, a 30-year-old mother of two young children, has been in and out of the hospital since Memorial Day, when she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
A bone marrow transplant is what she needs to survive, said Lindie Smith, one of a large group of Community Church of Columbus members who have been supporting the Poueriet family with meals, childcare, housework, yard work, errands and more, during her illness.
“We are loving Jesus together and doing it by loving on this family,” she said. “This is the way we live out our faith.”
Church members hope that a Marrow Donor Registry Drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Community Church, 3850 N. Marr Road, will reveal a person who could be a life-saving match for Poueriet. If not, perhaps it will reveal a match for another patient who needs a bone marrow transplant.
“Even if I don’t find a match, if we have 100 people come we might be able to save 20 lives,” Poueriet said. “We might be able to raise awareness about the disease.”
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