Campbell Fearing, 22, the son of renowned chef Dean Fearing and restauranteur Lynae Fearing, was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is in need of a life-saving blood stem cell donor.
Campbell is a biblical studies student at Dallas Baptist University who works in his mother’s restaurant Lovers Seafood and Market. Lovers Seafood and Market will host a donor drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at the restaurant at 5200 W. Lovers Lane with blood-cancer-fighting nonprofit DKMS to help find a match for Campbell and others in need.
Anyone between the ages of 18 and 55 and interested in becoming a donor can register with DKMS and have their cheek swabbed to determine whether they’re a match.
Per DKMS, about 15,000 people in the U.S. are looking for a blood stem cell donation, and about 70% of people with blood-related diseases need a donor outside of their families.
After a trip to the dentist after noticing his gums had become unusually swollen, it was suggested that he have bloodwork done, which resulted in a hospital admission where Campbell was diagnosed with leukemia.
To register or learn more about the donation process, visit DKMS’ website.
Campbell’s mother Lynae co-owns Lovers Seafood and Market, Shinsei, and Dea in the Lovers Lane-Inwood Road area, and his father Dean Fearing, founder and owner of Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, is among Dallas’ most well-known chefs. Dean previously worked at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.