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Manuel Valdes: Palm Beach Gardens man battling leukemia

Posted: 12:30 AM, Apr 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-28 04:35:54-04

A Palm Beach Gardens man is battling leukemia and the only thing that can help Manuel Valdes is a bone marrow transplant. 

Valdes is Hispanic and it makes it more difficult to find a perfect match.

"I keep things positive, honestly I'm a very positive person. I don't let those things bother me or dwell on me and stuff like that. I try to look forward as much as possible, so I'm different from most people," said Valdes.

A bone marrow donor registry event to help find Valde's match will take place Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Recreation Center on Burns Road in Palm Beach Gardens.