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18-year-old Kayla Krenicki was diagnosed with a form of leukemia and might need a bone marrow transplant soon. The problem is, she needs a donor. (WFSB) 18-year-old Kayla Krenicki was diagnosed with a form of leukemia and might need a bone marrow transplant soon. The problem is, she needs a donor. (WFSB)
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A recent Bristol High School graduate is looking for someone to save her life.

Kayla Krenicki is looking for a bone marrow match. An event will be hosted this weekend to try to help her find that person.

The 18 year-old competitive dancer was diagnosed with Leukemia over the summer. Krenicki has been performing since she was five.

Just before her diagnosis, Krenicki said she knew something was wrong.

"I had more fatigue and every day activities that I was used to doing like walking up the stairs at school became a little bit more challenging," said Krenicki.

She was diagnosed in June and since then she has received chemo treatments at CT Children's Medical Center.

"I've had three rounds of treatments. They're all supposed to put me into remission, but I haven't gotten there yet. So that's our next step," said Krenicki.

Doctors said a bone marrow transplant could be right around the corner for the teen, with the help of the right donor.

Krenicki was scheduled to start at Southern Connecticut State University this fall, but it had to be put on hold for a year. She said she's touched by her family, boyfriend, and the community's support.

"It's amazing how people come together when we need help," said Krenicki.

To see if you're a bone marrow match for Krenicki, the event will be held at the Terryville Fire Department from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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