NC family surprised to learn 7-year-old’s bone marrow donor lives nearby

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RALEIGH, N.C. — This past weekend 25-year-old Ashley Lowe got to meet the 7-year-old boy who received the bone marrow she donated.

The two met at a charity walk hundreds of miles from her home in Raleigh — but Lowe was surprised to find out that the boy and his family are practically neighbors because they live in Chapel Hill.

“It’s such a crazy coincidence that we’re both in an area that we can still see each other and hang out,” Lowe said.

Lowe said the location is such a huge coincidence because she swabbed her cheek for a bone marrow registry drive back in her home state of Pennsylvania and got the call to be a donor a year later. She was flown to Detroit, Mich., for the procedure and later moved to the Raleigh area before meeting the family at the charity walk in Washington D.C.

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