STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Statesville's Carlos Castro is lucky to have such adoring sisters. The older one, Jenny, writes with constant updates about her brother's leukemia battle. Last night she let me know he'll start pre-testing on Monday to prepare for a bone marrow transplant.
Their younger sister, 10-year-old Karol, will be the donor.
Karol was the best match doctors could find.
"She's scared, but she'll be brave," Jenny said about Karol. "She's going to save his life."
Carlos was first introduced as one of our #MollysKids in March. (Previous posts below.) He has been battling leukemia for years. He beat it once, it came back.
Carlos says Karol is his "angel".
Carlos graduated West Iredell High School Warriors this past June. (He and another one of our longtime #MollysKids, Dalton Edwards, graduated in the same class. Great picture here >> http://tinyurl.com/plxvl52.)
"Carlos just wants all this over with," Jenny said. "He wants to be better. He has dreams to be an architect or singer. He wants to study in Spain and travel more. He is our family's warrior. We have faith he will win this battle."
Jenny is doing everything she knows how to keep support strong for her brother. Also now, for her tough little sister.
Please, Jenny, please let us know how it goes. Good luck to Carlos, Karol and the entire Castro family as the ball gets rolling on Monday.