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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) An 8-month-old girl battling leukemia could receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant with the help of those in the community.

More than 1,000 people joined the National Bone Marrow Registry Sunday through a Be The Match event held at Holy Trinity. Attendees had their cheeks swabbed to see if they were Hadley Mercer s perfect match.

Mercer received her diagnosis last month and has been through two rounds of chemotherapy since.

Her family says their daughter s best chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant.

The turnout today has been unbelievable. The people from Be The Match have never seen anything like this, so it s truly a blessing for us to have all this support, Mercer s father Brad said.

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