BUFFALO, NY - Margarita Horta's life changed last August when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
She was given a two-percent chance of survival. Doctors placed her in a medically induced coma. A bone marrow transplant was necessary for any hope of survival.
A match was found last December. Horta and her two young children are now living with relatives. Her sister Marta Corchado told 2 On Your Side's Claudine Ewing, "we feel like we need to pay this forward. Somebody else took the time, the sacrifice and we should do the same for someone else."
A Bone Marrow Drive/Benefit is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at the Augustine "Pucho" Olivencia Center, 261 Swan Street, Buffalo.