La Pryor siblings are homeward bound

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Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

In nine days – and after 15 months at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – La Pryor siblings Marcus and Mariah Galindo are scheduled to return to Texas.

Mariah will continue treatment at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. She was discharged from the Pittsburgh hospital on Oct. 17.

Mariah joined 8-year-old Marcus and their mother, Amy Galindo, at the local Ronald McDonald House of Charities. Until the family departs, 6-year-old Mariah will have various appointments for her one-year post-transplant evaluation.

Both siblings have been diagnosed with degenerative Krabbe disease, which affects the nervous system and is often fatal. It affects about one in 100,000 people in the United States.

After enduring chemotherapy treatments and bone marrow transplants, each child has suffered numerous complications.


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