A sergeant at the sheriff’s Cerritos Station who was diagnosed with leukemia has received a bone marrow transplant and is doing well Friday, authorities said.
Sgt. Jorge Chavez received the transplant on Thursday, according a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post.
In January, the sheriff’s department announced that Chavez had been diagnosed with leukemia and needed the life-saving transplant, and a fundraiser and bone marrow drive were held that month at the Cerritos station.
On March 12, an announcement was posted on Facebook that there had been a donor match.
Friday, a message was posted on Facebook by the sheriff’s department that included the following from Chavez’ wife:
“Jorge got his transplant yesterday and all is well. Praise and Glory to God! Thank you everybody for ALL that you have done to give my love and best friend of 19 years a second chance. Thank you for giving our family and hopefully many other families a second chance too. May God bless you all.”
—City News Service
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