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UPDATE: Cleveland man receives bone marrow transplant

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CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: Kevin Scoggins received the gift of life from an anonymous donor this week.

The avid runner and outdoor enthusiast woke up in good spirits after receiving a bone marrow and stem cell transplant at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville.

His family says he is doing well and recovering,

If you would like to make a monetary donation, a fund is set up at Regions Bank  under the name Leisa Scoggins. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Kevin Scoggins' friends and family members say, he is their hero for choosing to not give up during countless chemotherapy treatments and blood transfusions he endured to help prepare his body for a bone marrow transplant.

"my brother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Doctors told him his only form of treatment would be to receive a bone marrow transplant," His sister Tammy says.

The search to find the perfect match wasn't easy. It took years, several rounds of tests and trips to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville to finally narrow down the right donor.

To celebrate this major mile stone before Kevin undergoes the bone marrow transplant surgery April 15th; community members, family and friends are gathering Saturday night in Cleveland at Mt. Olive Ministries.

Bright neon orange bracelets that say, "Team Kevin" will be sold for $3 a piece. All of the money raised at the benefit will go towards paying medical bills and expenses.

If you would like to make a donation, an account at Region's Bank under the name Lisa Scoggins.

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