Dubois Family Hosts Bone Marrow Drive in Waterville 

Family and the community came together in waterville to help one of their own in the fight against leukemia.On Saturday, the Dubois family hosted a bone marrow drive in Waterville, where folks could sign up to be in the national bone marrow registry.The drive was in honor of Rebecca Dubois Williams who is currently battling Leukemia for the second.”I love her, I didn’t think twice about it,” said her brother, Bill Dubois.Bill donated a stem cell to his sister in April of last year.Being a big brother it was probably one of the greatest feelings in the world to be able to help save my sister’s life.But Rebecca’s remission was short lived. a year and seven months later, the family received devastating news, the illness came back.”I felt like a failure, it hit hard.”These days, Bill and the rest of the dubois family are raising awareness.The bone marrow drive also featured a silent auction, all of the items that people could bid on were donated by businesses in Waterville and as far away as Jackman and Monmouth”It’s amazing to see everybody come together for this family,” said Bill’s wife, Trisha.Rebecca’s aunt, Nancy, took a different approach. She challenged her co-workers to raise money for the cause and if they did, she would shave her head.”It’s only hair she had to lose her hair twice that’s what we told her it’s only hair, it doesn’t define who you are,” she said. Her co-workers at Fairpoint raised twelve hundred dollars in just one day for the registry.But she wasn’t the only one to trim her locks.In just one hour, Stacy Carrigan, one of the newest members of the Dubois family got her head shaved after $505 was raised.To see the family come together, made one of its youngest members proud.”it makes me feel good that they’re helping my mommy,” said Abigail Dubois, Rebecca’s daughter.For more information about bone marrow transplants, you can visit the website