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Punta Gorda boy cancer-free after life-saving bone marrow transplant

Posted at 11:11 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 23:11:54-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A special update to a story we brought you of a local boy battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. According to a Facebook post, there's now no trace of cancer thanks to his dad!

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Jakobe Washington lives in Charlotte County. Earlier this year, his parents, Jordan and Imeria, told us the 8-year-old needed a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

The organization "Be The Match" worked to help Jakobe find a life-saving donor, and because Jakobe is black, his chances of finding a donor were lower.

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On Monday, this baseball loving boy's mom posted that a 50 percent match was found in Jakobe's dad Jordan.

A biopsy revealed no trace of leukemia!

Imeria says there's still a long road ahead, but the family is keeping the faith.