TV executive’s mission to find bone marrow match for nephew

“Westworld” co-creator Lisa Joy launched the Roar4Ray Awareness Campaign to diversify the Be The Match Registry in honor of her nephew, Ray, who has a rare genetic mutation.
2:55 | 06/21/21

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We're back with the poignant and powerful efforts of an auntie who's helping solve the difficult health challenges of her few nephew. Now she is enlisting colleagues to change the game fo him and many others. I recently launched the campaign to help my nephew and others alike to find a match in the DNA database. They is my sister's son, 7 years old, and he's just the sweetest, funniest kid, he has a very rare genetic mutation called xlp-2. For the moment there is no cure for xlp-2 except for a bone marrow transplant. When we looked at the database we realized that people of color are incredibly underrepresented. Race is a factor in finding a match. If you are Asian it's less than 50%. If you're black, it's around 30%. And if you're mixed race it's evenless than that. There is a need for us as people of color to come together to help each other and this is something that is so easy to do. You swab each cheek for ten seconds and then you send it back and they register you in the database. At most a day of your time would be used. There is no long-lasting side effects. Cheek swabbing is not the most cinematic thing. I have enlisted to some of my friends from work to help spread awareness about the campaign. The list goes on and on even though this campaign only launched a month ago, we have had over 1,000 people register to be the match and many of them are people of color. I wanted to do something so other families don't continue to -- other families don't have to go through this. There is people all over the world enlisting in this database. So that they can help him or others like him that makes them really happy. Feel like a superhero that he's inspired people. You can find out more about the roar for ray campaign by going over to our Facebook page. Up next here, on "Gma3,"

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