We were delighted to hear that five-year-old Swindon fan, Ally Kim finally found a bone marrow donor match after a three-year global search!
Ally was diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD) – a life-threatening condition which affects his immune system - in February 2016. Ever since then, Ally’s family has appealed for help to find a bone marrow match to cure him.
The young Swindon fan had his bone marrow transplant (BMT) this January and is doing well in recovery. Ally and his family hope his story can be used to raise awareness and encourage more people to sign up as bone marrow donors and save more lives.
Ally’s mum, Judy, is currently staying with him at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London in the BMT ward during treatment and recovery. His dad, Andrew, looks after Ally's older brother Micah, who is eight years old. Micah and Andrew are regulars at the County Ground.
Ally hasn’t been able to attend the County Ground to support the Reds this season, so Keshi Anderson is heading to London this week to bring STFC love and support to Ally! We wish Ally a full recovery and can’t wait to have him at the County Ground in the near future.
There are thousands of patients like Ally who need to find their live saving bone marrow match. You can sign up to become a bone marrow donor here. Registering is simple and free. If you are a match, donating is easier than ever, it’s just like giving blood.