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Community Helps Austin Man Find Bone Marrow Match

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The clock is ticking to find a marrow donor to save the life of a young Austin man. 

21-year-old Vincente Pedroza is battling leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.  

But his Hispanic heritage is stacking the cards against him.  Only about 10 percent of people registered with the "Be a Match" registry are Hispanic and they would be the most likely candidate. 

But Vicente and his family aren't giving up.    

"You have to keep your hope up and pray and do whatever you can to stay faithful and hopeful," he said.

This Saturday Maria's Taco Express on South Lamar is giving out free tacos to anyone who is tested to be a potential donor.  Saturday night there's a benefit concert for Vicente.  Find out how to help here.

Community Helps Austin Man Find Bone Marrow Match


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