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St. Albert girl battling leukemia recovering from bone marrow transplant
Halle Popowich is shown in her hospital bed in Calgary, where she's recovering from a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Supplied.
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:44PM MST
The family of a young girl who has been battling cancer shared good news on her progress Wednesday.
Halle Popowich’s story resonated with a number of people last summer, when her family said she needed a bone marrow transplant, but didn't have a match.
The little girl had undergone several rounds of radiation and chemotherapy in her fight against a rare form of leukemia.
Now, the 6-year-old is recovering after she received her bone marrow transplant last Friday in Calgary.
Her mother said the little girl is in good spirits, and the family is thanking everyone who was inspired to put themselves on the bone marrow registry by Halle’s story.
“One day, those people who are now in the registry may be called up on their lifetime to save someone else’s life,” “That makes us so happy because we know that everything that Halle has had to endure with her illness has a purpose, and it has created a greater good.”
The Popowich family has been staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Calgary.
Halle’s doctors are keeping a close watch on her recovery, the family is expected to stay in Calgary for the next month.
A St. Albert family is desperate to find a bone-marrow match for their five-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.