Framingham High Student Kristie Vazquez Dies of Leukemia

Framingham High student Kristie Vazquez died Thanksgiving night of Acute myelogenous leukemia; the community held a bone marrow drive for her earlier this year.

Framingham High student Kristie Vazquez died Thanksgiving night, Nov. 24 of leukemia.

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Kristie, 15, is survived by her mom Haydee, who works at Brandeis University in Waltham, her dad Orlando, who works at Covidien, and younger siblings Danny, a student at , and Kimberly, at student at .

A second drive was held in Waltham.

"This is an impressive turnout," said Christopher Mulcahy, a spokesperson with the National Marrow Donor Program at the Framingham drive. "It has been non-stop since we started. It is a phenomenal turnout. I wish all our drives had this many people come out."

Kristie was the president of the Parish's Joan of Arc Junior Catholic Daughters of America organization at .


Kristen Nason November 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM
My heart aches for this family. I can not even imagine... My condolences to Kristie's family and friends.
Susan Petroni (Editor) November 26, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Family and Friends may pay their respects from 4-9 p.m. at St. Stephen's church tomorrow, Nov. 27. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Bella November 26, 2011 at 07:16 PM
We are so proud of kristie. She has left us with beautiful and unforgettable memories. She always had a positive view on things and always thought of others before herself. That's how our angel was. We will always have you in our hearts. Love. Bella
Lloyd Kaye November 26, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Losing life at such a young age......is so tragic....There are no words....just a hope that there is a cure and availabiliy to the cure and to the Hospitals and DRs....for people who need them most. ......


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