(WPRI) — A local community came out to support a teen in need of a bone marrow transplant today.
A tennis tournament was held for Steven Laquerre of Tiverton.
He had a liver transplant back in May, just weeks before his high school graduation.
He was able to attend his graduation ceremony, but has spent much of the summer resting at home to be in good shape when he re-enters Boston’s Children’s Hospital in October for a bone marrow transplant.
The fundraiser today at Dartmouth Indoor Tennis helped his family provide care around the clock at home, and cover medical expenses not covered by insurance.