Fire station holds bone marrow drive for sick child

Tyler Seddon

A bone marrow drive was held Tuesday for Tyler Seddon, a 6-year-old Pascoag boy with leukemia who's in need of a bone marrow transplant.

The drive was held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hopkins Hill Fire Department, 1 Bestwick Trail, Coventry.

Support from first responders in the area started pouring in after word spread that Tyler loves firefighters and police officers.

Firefighters in Coventry said they wanted to get 110 people registered in hopes of finding a match for Tyler.

"This child is looking for a donor. Everyone's been sending cards, writing emails to him. I just figured a different way of getting help to him. So, I figured this would be the best way of giving life to a person. If not Tyler, hopefully we'll help someone else along the line," firefighter Gregory Francis said.

Potential donors had to fill out some forms and have a mouth swab taken.