Eduardo Grijalva, San Jose Boy with Leukemia, Loses Battle

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013  |  Updated 7:17 AM PDT
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San Jose First Grader Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

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Six-year-old Eduardo Grijalva of San Jose needs a bone marrow transplant.

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San Jose SWAT Storm Hospital in Goodwill Effort

Only on NBC Bay Area: The San Jose SWAT team rushed into Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, but with a different mission. Their target was a 6-year-old boy who's fighting for his life with leukemia. Damian Trujillo reports.

San Jose First Grader Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

Latino bone marrow donors are few and far between, but 6-year-old Eduardo Grijalva is in need to cure his leukemia. The family is holding a bone marrow drive March 29 at River Glen Elementary in San Jose. George Kiriyama reports.
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A South Bay boy battling leukemia has lost his fight.

The family of Eduardo Grijalva says the San Jose 6-year-old died Tuesday. They told NBC Bay Area the loss is "Hard to accept, but I know God has him in his arms."

San Jose SWAT officers adopted Eduardo as one of their own.

There were a number of bone marrow drives in the South Bay this year for the boy. Unfortunately, none of them resulted in a marrow match for him.

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