Children's fund donates $5,000 for ailing teen

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The Carroll County Children's Fund has made a $5,000 grant to a Sykesville teen-ager who needs a bone marrow transplant.

Gregory Hladky, a 16-year-old junior at South Carroll High School, was diagnosed with acute myelogenic leukemia 16 months ago. His search for a potential donor is quickly reaching a critical stage.

Testing to establish a donor's suitability can be costly and involves detailed lab trials to match antigens in the blood.

The grant will help pay for testing 100 potential donors through the Johns Hopkins Hemapheresis Center in Baltimore.

The children's fund, an all-volunteer organization, assists area families with medical and surgical expenses.

Fire

Mount Airy: Firefighters responded at 6: 30 p.m. Thursday to a townhouse fire in the 25000 block of Angela Court, Montgomery County. Units were out eight minutes.

Names in the news

Dean's list: John P. MacInnis of Taylorsville has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. He is a 1994 graduate of South Carroll High School.

Pub Date: 3/15/99

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