Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Students wore red Tuesday in honor of the seventh grader's memory.
Tuesday, February 26
The Athens Academy community is grieving the loss of one of its own. After suffering much of her life from an immune disorder, seventh grader Kajal Patel has died. Headmaster Bob Chambers on Monday told parents about the news in an email. It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Kajal Patel, Class of 2018. We extend to her parents, Dinesh and Tina, her brother, Anshul, her extended family, and her classmates and teachers at Athens Academy our sincere sympathy. A quiet, thoughtful girl, Kajal was devoted to her family and showed her strength by never complaining, despite living with pain during her long illness. While fighting her illness, she was the inspiration for a bone marrowthon that is providing life-saving marrow …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The honor roll student underwent a bone marrow transplant Wednesday.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, January 16
Kajal Patel, a student of Athens Academy who's been suffering most of her life from an immune disorder, received a bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, according to Be A Hero For Kajal. "Thank you so much for all prayers and best wishes. Kajal is doing great thanks to all of her well wishers," her mother, Tina, wrote on the Facebook page created to provide family and friends with updates about the teen's health. "Our whole family appreciates everyone's support and love!" Thousands of community members gave swab samples last March during a Marrow-Thon in hopes of finding matches for Kajal. The effort paid off in a major way, yielding several matches and breaking a world record for new bone marrow registered donors collected during a 24-…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Athens Academy sixth grader must continue to recover before she can undergo the life-saving procedure.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Volunteers worked tirelessly organizing last week's 24-hour Marrow-thon in search of a match for Kajal Patel, an 12-year-old Athens Academy student who had a 1 in 20,000 chance of finding a bone marrow donor. She has suffered nearly all her life with an immune disorder. Out of the Guinness World Record-breaking collection of 4, 004 swab samples taken during a seven-day period (2,938 during the Marrow-thon alone!), a match has been found, according the the following early morning post Wednesday on the Be A Hero For Kajal Facebook page: Thank you for your support! There is a MATCH and you are ALL Heroes for Kajal! 11 Alive News Atlanta reports there are actually multiple matches but Kajal is continuing to recover from two strokes she …