By: Angela Keen
(KHNL) - A desperate plea is going out to help save the life of an Ewa woman who's just been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.
This is a rare situation because she's also pregnant.
Friends and family will tell you, Sharnell Onaga captures the heart of everyone she touches. People know Sharnell as a skilled facialist at the Ihilani Spa.
But many don't realize this pregnant mom, has a battle that's bigger than life. Shortly after finding out about her pregnancy, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.
She desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, but no one in her family is a match. Ethnicity could help raise her chances of finding a donor. But she says no matter what, her baby comes first.
Being the same ethnicity isn't necessary but it can up the chances of finding a matching donor. If you'd like to see if you're a match :