Kristi's Kids

Apr 9, 2014 11:49 PM by Kristi Tedesco

Tucson brothers celebrate National Siblings Day in surgery

TUCSON - 14-year old Austin Thacker will get the greatest gift of all on National Siblings Day (Thursday.) His brother Matt is donating life-saving bone marrow.

Austin has been fighting cancer for about a year, and the initial treatments (including chemotherapy) haven't work. Austin was diagnosed with Stage-4, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in his artery, head, spine, ribs, kidneys and bladder.

Doctors told Austin it's time for Plan "B", a bone marrow transplant, and his brother Matt is the perfect match. Both boys will be in surgery on National Siblings Day.

Matt says, he's thrilled to be the donor... "especially since I can't have another brother like Austin there's no way, i gotta take care of him."

To see their full story, watch the video link.

If you'd like to help Austin and Matt with the medical costs click here. They're selling wristbands, t-shirts and hats.

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