Hundreds brave snow to support local boy fighting Leukemia

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MCKEESPORT, Pa. - Hundreds of people braved snow and cold temperatures Saturday night to support a local boy fighting cancer.

Dyllan Botti, of White Oak, was recently diagnosed with pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  He has received chemotherapy and blood transfusions at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and is a candidate for a bone marrow transplant.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser in Turtle Creek was organized to support the brave young man. On his Facebook page, the organizer wrote, “Thank you everyone for coming out in the snow to support Dyllan tonight. There were more people there tonight that I did not know than there was I did know. It’s so wonderful to know we have such an amazing support system. You all are so wonderful and it’s wonderful to know how many people care. God bless you all. Thank you. Go Team Dyllan!”

What’s more, is Dyllan won a much-desired Troy Polamalu jersey in an auction.

MORE ON DYLLAN: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/blood-drive-bone-marrow-screening-held/ncdqT/

DYLLAN’S FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Driving-for-Dyllan/557144801045600