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Dream Comes True For Rachel Murray, Leukemia Patient, Thanks To Matt Seitz, Make A Wish Foundation

06/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As she struggled through her chemotherapy treatments, Rachel Murray, a Cleveland teenager with leukemia, dreamed of meeting her favorite pop star. WKYC reports, Matt Seitz, a local marketing manager and volunteer for the local chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation, was able to make Murray's dream come true. He arranged for Murray and her parents to attend the 2010 Grammy's alongside singer Rihanna.

Kelly Kleinschmidt, the Make A Wish Executive Director, said, "We know what that means for kids like Rachel to have something to wish for and to hope for. It's truly magical. Matt Seitz is our 2010 Volunteer of the Year."

Luckily, Murray's leukemia is now in remission, but there are thousands more Americans battling the disease, in need of bone marrow donations. By becoming a bone marrow donor with DKMS America, anyone can save the life of someone like Murray or 26-year-old Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi.

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