Bone marrow drive sparked by eight-year-old’s struggle


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In the wake of news of Havre youngster Grace Gibson's death, people turned out in strong numbers to the bone marrow donation registry drive Thursday at Havre Middle School. Grace's sister, Cassy, 3, was found as a match for Grace, but Grace died before doctors were able to stabilize her enough for the bone marrow transplant. Grace, 8, who fought leukemia, was the driving force behind the organization of the bone marrow drive, said Jana Nordboe, the school district nurse who organized the drive. The Havre drive was easy to organize, Nordboe said. "We were absolutely meant to do this," she sa...

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