Bone marrow drive for West Michigan newborn with rare disease

Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 19:27:14-05

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. – A Coopersville family welcomed a set of twins to the world on Jan. 19, when one boy was born with a rare disease called severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID). This twin needs a bone marrow transplant.

Parents Kala and Phill Looks said their two newborns, Colton and Levi, are little miracles. Two and a half weeks after birth, Levi was diagnosed with SCIDs, which essentially means he has no immune system.

Thursday, Feb. 26, Accurate Truck and Field Service is hosting a bone marrow drive for Levi.  The drive will be held at the shop, located at 4525 Clay Ave. in Grand Rapids on Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. Anyone that comes will receive a free cheek swab to see if they are a match for Levi.

To participate, you must be in good health and between the ages of 18 and 44.

For more information on Levi’s story, or to donate to the family, see their GoFundMe link.