Hallie’s Heroes: Local 7-Year-Old in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

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FORT WORTH -- They say age ain't nothing but a number. Take seven-year-old Hallie Barnard, for instance. Turns out, she's got the strength of a grown woman.

“Yeah, I don't really think about me having DBA that much,” Hallie said.

Hallie’s been fighting Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, a rare disorder of the bone marrow.  Since she was 18 months, Hallie’s been seeking a transplant to survive.

“She's been on the registry for about six years and we've been waiting to find her match and it's just extremely hard,” Hallie’s mom, Elyse Barnard, explained.

The journey to find a bone marrow match for Hallie took an unexpected turn when doctors discovered her own blood brother and sister couldn't save her.

“They are genetic twins so they're a match for each other, but not Hallie,” Elyse added.

Now, "Hallie’s Heroes" are doing everything in their power to find her a match and help other kids along the way!

Family and friends gathered at the Kendra Scott Store in Fort Worth to swab people and find a match for thousands of patients, including Hallie.

Here's hoping Hallie’s future is as bright as her positive attitude!

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