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A message from Campbell Brown

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  • 5-year-old Kai Anderson has a rare form of leukemia
  • To cure it, he needs a bone marrow transplant
  • Click here for information on bone marrow drives in Kai's honor
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While I am looking forward to being back on the air in June, there is something I want to share with people that cannot wait. I want to tell you about Kai Anderson. Kai is a 5-year-old boy who lives in my neighborhood in New York City. Kai has a rare form of leukemia.

Kai Anderson has a rare form of leukemia. This little boy's best hope lies in a bone marrow transplant.

Kai Anderson has a rare form of leukemia. This little boy's best hope lies in a bone marrow transplant.

His only hope is a bone marrow transplant and he desperately needs to find a match. As if Kai's family weren't going through enough, his father was diagnosed with a very rare form of lymphoma -- that's two cancers in this one family.

Our community in downtown Manhattan has mobilized to try to find a bone marrow match for Kai. We are asking people to consider taking a very quick and test. I have done it. It just involves a q-tip swab in the cheek.

If you are a match, donating bone marrow can be a simple outpatient procedure. I encourage you to visit www.hopeforkai.com to learn more. This is a heartbreaking story and a family that truly needs our help. -- Campbell Brown

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