Hubbard schools to hold Be the Match registration

Benefit held in Hubbard, Ohio for Amy Ramey.

HUBBARD, Ohio (WYTV) – The faculty at Hubbard schools, students, alumni even retired teachers will be getting together Friday to help one of their own.

The school is rallying behind teacher Amy Ramey. Ramey taught English at Hubbard High School but now she’s battling Leukemia.

“I think she probably impacted every single student that had her because you weren’t forced to take her classes, you took them because you wanted to,” said Hubbard alumna Marcy Angelo.

Lisa Shattuck works in the English department at Hubbard High School. She said Ramey would come in to class early, leave late and worked very hard for all of her students.

Now, her friends, colleagues, students and community want to work hard for her by hosting a Be the Match bone marrow registration event.

Ramey was diagnosed with leukemia during routine blood work while she was pregnant with her first child. She now needs a bone marrow transplant.

Anyone 18 years old to 44 can sign up for free. Registrants must fill out a short medical survey and submit to a cheek swab.

Money raised through a planned basket raffle, pictures with Santa, food sales and other activities will cover the $100 to add a donor to the registry and the $2,500 to host the event. The goal is to get as many potential donors registered as possible.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 19 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Hubbard High School gym.

Any money left over will go to the Ramey family to offset medical costs. As of this report, a strong donor match has been found for Ramey.

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