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July 13 auction to benefit cancer fund for Cooper Schaar

FPS staff report

A benefit auction will be held July 13 at 11 a.m. in Dellroy Community Hall for the Cooper James Schaar Leukemia Fund.

Cooper Schaar, 10, is undergoing his second bone marrow transplant this week in Akron Children’s Hospital.

He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) when he was three years old. He braved four years of chemotherapy and radiation along with the side effects that go with the treatments.  He was cancer free for only a few months.

In November of 2010, he was again diagnosed with two forms of leukemia.  He again went through months of chemotherapy and treatment and was given a bone marrow transplant in March of 2010.  His sister, Emily, was his bone marrow donor and was only nine years old at the time.  Cooper was cancer free for the past two y

He was diagnosed with multiple leukemias again in April of this year.  He has been at Akron Children’s Hospital for many weeks going through chemotherapy again.

Cooper will have a second bone marrow transplant this week from an unknown person from the National Registry of Bone Marrow donor and will have to remain at the hospital for 100 days of isolation following the transplant.

Cooper is the son of Andrew and LeAnn Schaar and the grandson of Keith and Nancy Schaar of Sherrodsville and Rod and Cindy Shafer of Richville.  He has three siblings, Emily, Dylan, and Brianna.

The auction will be conducted by Newell Realty and Auctions LLC of Carrollton.  Donations can be made at any Citizens National Bank, dropped off at Newell Realty office in Carrollton or mailed to Cooper Schaar Leukemia Fund, c/o Keith Schaar, PO Box 75, Sherrodsville, OH 44675.

All proceeds will be used for Cooper’s medical expenses and other expenses not covered by insurance.
For more information, call 330-407-0770.

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