Help Save a Parish Student’s Life

Zach Guillot

Meet Zach Guillot. This young Bluffview resident was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in February 2010, when he was 6 years old. Four months later, he received a bone-marrow transplant from his 3-year-old brother. Their family hoped Zach was cured.

Those hopes were dashed last month, when doctors informed Zach’s parents that the cancer was back. Having gone the relative route, the Guillots are searching for a donor outside their family. So they are hosting a bone-marrow donor drive from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road.

“It was so great to see Zach as the 2010 Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade grand marshal, and I want to see him grow up, win an Oscar, and maybe one day lead the fight against childhood cancer,” said Zach’s mother, Julie. “I ask that you all register, because a match can be found not only for Zach but for countless other patients.”

By Dan Koller Dec. 6, 2011 | 11:16 am | 2 Comments | Comments RSS
  • rabblerouser

    To all:
    I have been a registered marrow donor for several years. Registration is very simple. It involves a swab on the inside of your cheek. My prayers are with Zach and his family.

  • mainzer

    I have been registered for 15 or more years and was called this fall to give marrow. It did involve some pain, but it was very doable and I was not in any way incapacitated. I did not miss a carpool run or need help with my kids. We may have eaten takeout an extra night for it, so don’t fear being the match.