Micheltorena Street Elementary is seeking bone marrow doners to help first grade teacher David Gonzalez, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. A Micheltorena school supporter provides more details:
Sadly, no one in his family is a match. In order to help locate someone who is, Susanna Furfari, Micheltorena principal, has invited “City of Hope” to host a donor drive at the school. We are asking that you consider becoming a hero and possibly saving the life of a man who has dedicated his life to the betterment of society through the education of its children. The test is a quick and simple cheek swab. The procedure itself, should a match be found, will be noninvasive, but will require four hours of your time.
The tests are being conducted today between 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 7 in the main school building.