BRONX (WPIX)—Little Sophia Lopez is just 6-months-old and she is facing a life-threatening blood disease.
Family members of the suffering Bronx infant are urging potential bone marrow donors to come forward.
State Senator Jeff Klein joined with DKMS Americas, the world's largest bone marrow donor center on Thursday to encourage New Yorkers to help.
Sophia's mother Denise calls her "the little princess she always dreamed of" and now the dream is for her to just survive.
The infant's bone marrow disease, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), affects one in a million children every year, doctors who diagnosed her said.
"I want my precious little girl to be saved," pleaded Denis Lopez.
On Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., those who wish to register as a bone marrow donor can go to P.S. 71-Rosa E. Scala School at 3040 Roberts Ave., Bronx, N.Y. 10461.