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Stratford baby getting bone marrow transplant


MARSHFIELD, WI (WSAU) -  A very young cancer patient is going to get a bone marrow transplant as early as Wednesday. 

Travis and Cassie Kurtzweil’s son Treyden suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Their baby boy has already endured chemotherapy, and his doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield say it’s time to transfer to a facility that does bone marrow transplants on very young patients.

That means going to Madison.

The problem: The Kurtzweil’s insurance didn’t cover the out-of-network facility, until the company made an exception late Tuesday. The parents posted the good news on their “Saving Treyden” Facebook page, and are planning to make the trip Wednesday.

Insurance will cover the transplant, but Cassie and Travis have to pay out of pocket for a lot of Treyden's medical expenses. There will be a benefit at Dale's Weston Lanes Saturday, March 9 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.with music, food and raffle prizes. All of the money raised will go toward Treyden’s expenses.

There’s more ways to help on the Saving Treyden Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SavingTreyden?ref=stream

Treyden will be nine months old this Sunday.