Fla. FF-medic needs a bone marrow transplant
Alachua County Fire Rescue is asking the public to help Brandon Boothby
By Leila Merrill
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Firefighter-Paramedic Brandon Boothby needs a bone marrow transplant, WCJB reported.
Boothby was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia, which is a blood condition.
In a show of support, his department, Alachua County Fire Rescue, has hosted a fundraiser and asked people for their help via social media.
“He’s just one of those individuals who gets along with everyone,” said Harold Theus, ACFR Fire Chief.
A transplant “could save his life ... If anybody would be willing to donate, if they were a match, we would be eternally grateful,” said Lauren Boothby, Brandon’s wife.
The couple had a child two months ago.
To see if you might be a match for Boothby or anyone else, click here.