Bone marrow drive being held for military wife with cancer

Karina Hernandez, a nurse, mother and wife of a military officer, was diagnosed with cancer.

SAN ANTONIO — A bone marrow registry is being held Sunday for the wife of an Air Force Major stationed here in San Antonio.

Karina Hernandez, a nurse at BAMC, mother and wife of a military officer, was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer back in 2017 while pregnant.

We spoke with her awesome husband, Major Jesse Hernandez on Sunday about the challenges they have faced. 

“Her cancer has progressed to the point where she know requires a bone marrow transplant in order to save her life,” said Major Hernandez. “So today we’re running a bone marrow registry drive with the goal to find a match for my wife and maybe for other patients who are facing the same need.”

There are over 18,000 patients that could benefit from healthy bone marrow and it could save their life.

“Karina continues to work at BAMC caring for other people, all while battling cancer,” said Major Hernandez. “She has been on chemo medications the whole time and this is my opportunity to try and help her and hopefully find someone who is a match to help her.”

A bone marrow registry in her honor is being held Sunday at St. Anthony’s Claret Catholic Church located at 6150 Roft Road until 7 p.m.

You must be at least 18 years old to register.

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