Odessa Woman in Need of a Bone Marrow Transplant

By Camaron Abundes  
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Doctors continue to search for a bone marrow transplant for a local woman, with a rare gene, diagnosed with Leukima in 1996.

"Were just going to hope and pray that we can find a match for her," Cythina Reschman's mother Natalie Reschman, said, holding her hands at her kitchen table.

"They're running out of options," her daughter, Alexis Sanchez, said.  "If it was your mom, you would want everyone in the world to get checked even if you didn't think, you never know."

Reschman's father is part German and Hispanic, making it difficult for doctors to find a bone marrow match.

Doctors will start searching the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry. Reschman is currently in the Medical City Hospital, in Dallas.

"A lot of teens take it for granted. I am over here trying to fight for my Mom and they're fighting with their moms."

If you would like to help, you can contact Odessa Links. The nonprofit is planning a bone marrow drive. The family also has an account set up at the Complex Community Federal Union under Cynthia Reschman.