Alexander Phan

He's only four, but Alexander has a big need

Alexander Phan, 4, reads with his father Steve Phan. The youngser is suffering from a rare disease and needs a bone marrow transplant. A donor drive is set for this Saturday at St. Mark's Church. Photo by Rochelle Ballin.

For a four year old, Alexander Phan is extremely intelligent. When he isn't playing with his 19-month old sister Kayla or his six-year-old brother Peter, he is sitting at the wooden table by the door of his family's apartment, writing.  Read more

Marrow donor sought for 4-year-old boy

A bone marrow donor drive is planned for next Saturday (Dec. 20) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Church to help find a match for a four-year old boy who is suffering from a rare disease. Alexander Phan has been diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a life-threatening condition for which he is now being treated with chemotherapy. Phan's family has strong Dorchester roots and his father, Steve, works at the Murphy School in Neponset.  Read more