Recovering girl gets special museum tour

GRAND RAPIDS, (WZZM) - One hundred days ago, 10-year-old Bree Town of Greenville received a life-saving bone marrow transplant, and local college students wanted to celebrate the milestone with a surprise.

Students from Calvin College, Grand Valley, and Michigan State University arrived early to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Sunday to clean; every bit of the museum had to be sanitized for their plan to happen. "She loves legos," explained MSU Medical Student Yelena Davis. "A normal kid running through the museum would have no problem, but any sort of germ on a surface or anything she is playing with could easily get her sick."

Bree has been fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia for two years. The cancer is now in remission, but she is still doing chemotherapy treatment, which means her immune system is not strong. Bree thought that would keep her from touring the Dream It, Build It exhibit.

"Thank you to our community," said Jennifer Town, Bree's mother, "to everyone who continues to support us."

Click the attached video to see Bree's reaction to the big surprise.


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