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Molly's Kids: Teen in Gaston County sets up bone marrow drive for teen in Lincoln County.

DENVER, NC (WBTV) -

Agh!

One of our awesome #‎MollysKids - the adorable Wesley Thornburg - frantically reached out wanting to know if I could post about a bone marrow drive she's hosting this Saturday, to benefit another one of our awesome #MollysKids, BJ Correll.

They've become friends. They met at Levine Children's Hospital. Wesley just finalized all details last night and is now wanting everyone to know so they can come out and sign up to "Be The Match".

"I would love for him to find a perfect match like I had," Wesley said. "I was lucky to find someone to save my life. I want to help BJ find someone to help save his."

Here are the details:

  • Saturday, January 2nd, 10am-noon.
  • Denver Fire Department
  • 3956 N. Highway 16 in Denver, NC
  • You have to be in the age range of 18-44

BJ is a 15-year-old sophomore at North Lincoln High School. Wesley is a teenager in Gaston County. They're both fantastic. I adore hearing they've become friends in the hospital hallways.

Very cool thing to do, Wesley. Hope it's crowded on Saturday!

#MollysKids

**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**

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