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Vonn Chorneyko finds bone marrow match

A Regina boy who has been looking for a rare match for a bone marrow transplant has found one after years of searching.
A Regina boy who has been looking for a rare match for a bone marrow transplant has found one after years of searching. Taryn Snell / Global News

A Regina boy who has been looking for a rare match for a bone marrow transplant has found one after years of searching.

It was announced in a Facebook post, that Vonn Chorneyko has found a 9/10 match. Vonn’s family said they are in shock and thrilled beyond words.

The family adds that this isn’t a perfect match, but considering the position they have been in this past year, it’s pretty perfect for them.

There are currently plans to book an appointment for Chorneyko in Minneapolis to move forward with his transplant.

Vonn was one of 30 people in Canada, and the only one in Saskatchewan with fanconi anemia – a rare blood disorder — and out of millions of donors in the world registry none were a perfect match.

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