STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy in New Hampshire adopted from Ethiopia is getting help for a bone marrow transplant — from his brother and sister in his home country.
Behaylu Barry was adopted at age 6 by Aidan and Midori Barry of Stratham.
WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1kkZvu7) in February, doctors confirmed he had severe aplastic anemia, a disorder in which the bone marrow does not produce enough new blood cells. He needed a bone marrow transplant.
Behaylu is one of six children. The Barrys contacted a friend in Ethiopia, who got a test kit to a family member in Africa. The kit was sent back, with news that there were two matches for him.
"That hope was there. I was just so happy," Midori Barry said.