MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Tucson News Now) - Tomorrow is the day a Tucson teenager has been waiting for. We're learning Lizzie Bell will begin having a life-saving bone marrow transplant Thursday at a Minneapolis hospital.
Tucson News Now has been following her story for years. Lizzie has a rare form of anemia, in which she can't produce healthy red blood cells. She currently needs a blood transfusion every couple of weeks.
The search for a marrow donor was difficult because she is a mixed race, but doctors found a perfect match for her last month.
Lizzie had a send-off party in Tucson last month before leaving for Minnesota. We'll continue to update you on how she's doing.