Baby in need of a bone marrow match

June 3, 2011 7:22:44 PM PDT
An absolutely adorable one-year-old girl is suffering from an absolutely horrible and rare life threatening disease. Now there is a celebrity-led effort - to find a bone marrow match for Ayelet Galena as soon as possible.

She is so vulnerable that to go in her hospital room, you need a mask and gloves.

"She is the most important thing in my life - I just want to make sure we have many more years together," said Ayelet's father.

Isabel Greyson is with DKMS Americas, the group looking for a bone marrow donor. So far celebrities such as Rihanna, Eva Mendes and 50 Cent are in the mix to help find a match for Ayelet.

"Ayelet has a severe bone marrow deficiency that impairs her ability to support an immune system and so getting a transplant is going to be her lifeline," said Ayelet's mother.

"It is a 15 second swab inside your cheek to see if you're a match to save a life," Isabel added.

The family and DKMS have organized a donor-registration drive where people can stop by to get swabbed all day Sunday.

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