School holds bone marrow drive for girl battling leukemia

A school in Westborough organized a bone marrow drive in hopes of finding a donor to help a student battling Leukemia.

The eBridge Montesorri School held the drive for 2-year-old Mira Tuteja who is suffering a relapse. Just as Mira’s beautiful thick hair came back, so did her Leukemia.

Mira’s father said time is of the essence. "If they don’t treat her, it will kill her in two weeks, it’s that strong, progresses rapidly," said Jatin Tuteja.

The return of Mira’s Leukemia means the six months of treatment she had last year was not enough.

The Tutelja’s are now relying on the kindness of strangers to save her life. 

The school in Westboro organized a bone marrow drive, where a quick cheek swab is the key to finding a donor.

Mira’s family’s Indian heritage makes finding a match more difficult because there are fewer people of Asian descent on the registry.

Until Mira finds a match, she’s tethered to a tangle of lines, fighting her cancer with only chemotherapy.

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