Quincy teen with uncommon illness hosting bone marrow registry travel

QUINCY — Priscilla Bonica, a recent graduate of Quincy Higher University, was at the time a three-sport athlete with a lot of strength. But now a exceptional disease and the medicine to deal with it has remaining her lethargic and not like herself. 

“It will not really feel like me any longer,” Bonica claimed. “I was just so distinct a couple of months ago.”

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Priscilla Bonica

Bonica, 18, was identified previous thirty day period with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, identified as HLH, a blood affliction that affects the body’s immune procedure. On Saturday, her family is assisting to host a bone marrow registry travel at Quincy Substantial College to look for marrow donors.

A bone marrow transplant would be lifestyle-preserving for Bonica and other young ones like her, and the following move is for her to come across a match.