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Steven Heckman, 6, and his mom, Danielle Heckman,
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Steven Heckman, 6, and his mom, Danielle Heckman, at their home in Amityville. Steven was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago and will be participating in a bone marrow drive at Yankee Stadium. (July 31, 2012)(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

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LI boy aids bone-marrow drive with Yankees

Steven Heckman was the poster boy for an initiative by blood cancer nonprofit DKMS Americas and the New York Yankees aimed at raising awareness about leukemia and signing up potential donors of bone marrow, which can be used in a lifesaving procedure.