Orlando girl, Chloe Bella Carvahlo is all set to receive a life-saving blood stem cell transplant next month which will help her recover from high-dose chemotherapy he is having to treat her juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).
Wearing a bright pink bow in her hair and hospital bracelets she announces that she has found a match. “We gave it all to God and he gave us peace and he showed us light and God gave me a donor,” Chloe Bella says, twirling with joy. The video was shared by Chloe Bella’s mom, Nayara Hermes.
Hermes said Chloe Bella has JMML when 6 weeks ago her stomach started protruding and she started acting differently. Tests revealed that she had JMML, which occurs in 1-2 children out of every 1 million each year.
It was a slim chance for Chloe Bella to find a donor but Hermes pleaded for the public’s support. “I want to see her graduating, I want to see her dancing ballet. I want to see her getting married. I want to have my family, so I need help,” Hermes said.
Mauricio Murillo, supervisor at a recruitment center for Be the Match, said that Chloe Bella had a 46% chance of finding a match, even with her family registered. After a TV story released about her needing a kidney donor, 200 people signed up to be a part of the Be the Match registry through a link on ClickOrlando.com.
We are sure Chloe is really excited about her transplant and get a second chance at life, sending prayers and support for the family and loved ones.