Zachary was born on December 8, 2009 with a genetic blood disorder called beta thalassemia major. Since his diagnosis at three months old, he has received blood transfusions every 2 to 4 weeks. In June of 2012 his family was told Zachary could undergo a bone marrow transplant in hope of a cure. Zacharyâ€™s father was being deployed to Afghanistan in February of 2013, so the family decided to delay the transplant in order to spend those months together at home. Doctors agreed that it could be delayed as long as he received it before he turned five. Zachary began preparation for the bone marrow transplant and received his new cells this past February. The family will need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for 3 to 4 months while Zachary recovers.
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