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Father’s stem cell donation after failed suicide could save son

Father’s stem cell donation after failed suicide could save son

  • Since his diagnosis in 2018, 6-year-old Levi has been in and out of hospitals with “a few scary episodes”.
  • In March 2021, personal stress took its toll on Geovani Galvez, Levi’s father. He attempted to commit suicide.
  • Doctors told Galvez that a stem cell transplant from him could be the key to saving his son’s life.

This story contains a discussion of suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or search for local resources.

INDIANAPOLIS — That morning last July, when Geovani Galvez left work, he wasn’t thinking about what the future might hold for Levi, his 6-year-old son who had been battling cancer for four years.

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