Saving woman's life comes down to cheek swab, bone marrow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman with just months to live is pleading for help finding a bone marrow donor for herself and others like her.

Kris Miner was diagnosed with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, a skin disease in April.

A month later, she found out none of the millions of possible donors were a match.

On Thursday, Miner had a chance to meet Ben Rouse at Kauffman Stadium.

Rouse is going to all 162 Milwaukee Brewer games across the country. With support from the Brewers, he is on a mission to create exposure for the "Be the Match" program.

"After getting the leukemia diagnosis and the bone marrow transplant I figured I might as well do it when I'm 25 instead of 65 because I have greater chance of getting other forms of cancer and might not make it," he said.

Rouse is in remission after a successful bone marrow transplant.

"There are 17 million people on the registry and I do not have a match yet, but our goal it just takes one, we got a lot of marketing efforts," said Miner.

She recently got more bad news.

Her doctors say her cancer is not responding to the chemotherapy, so her need for a bone marrow transplant has become critical.

If you would like to help find a donor for Miner, click here.

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