4-year-old girl receives life-saving transplant from older sister

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A young Atlanta girl is expected to fully recover after receiving a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Four-year-old Angelique Walker was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia shortly after she was born. Walker has been in and out of the hospital since then, and her family and doctors recently decided that a transplant would be their best option.

Finding a donor who matches can be a daunting task, but the Walkers were able to find a perfect match in Angelique’s sister.

“God is good,” Angelique’s father, Benjamin Walker told MyFoxAtlanta. “It is almost unheard of. We have four daughters; we got the other three tested. Two out of the other three tested were perfect matches for her.”

The young girl’s 9-year-old sister stepped up and donated her bone marrow, helping to save her sister’s life.

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The family credits the Ronald McDonald House for helping them make it through while Angelique was at Egleston Children’s Hospital for treatment. The foundation houses families of sick children close to the hospital for free to reduce traveling and accommodation costs.

Following the December 17 transplant procedure, Angelique is sickle-cell free. The Walkers are currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House until Angelique is fully recovered.