Gordie gets match for bone marrow transplant

Published 2:33 am Friday, September 16, 2016

This week Rick and Christy Cartwright heard some amazing results – their son, Gordie has a match for a bone marrow transplant.

Gordie-CartwrightThe Cartwrights found out last month that Gordie would need to have a bone marrow transplant to help with the chronic myelogenous leukemia he’s been battling for nearly two years.

CML is a form of cancer that starts inside the bone marrow and causes uncontrolled growth of immature cells that make a certain type of white blood cells called myeloid cells.

On Wednesday, doctors at MD Anderson in Houston called the Cartwrights to let them know that Ginnee Cartwright, Gordie’s sister, was a 100 percent match for him.

“His teams will meet this week and call us next week to let us know the next steps,” Christy said. “I’m excited and could throw up all at the same time.”