Gaurav Bains was at risk of developing an aggressive form of childhood leukemia until his father put a plea out on social media.
Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn has pleaded guilty to the murder of Birmingham pensioner, Mohammed Saleem, and plotting explosions near mosques.
Police have released images showing Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn preparing for and carrying out attacks in the Midlands.
Fire engines are in place for the West Midlands Fire Service training exercise, taking place near Tipton today.
The exercise involves a barge fire inside a canal tunnel.
West Midlands Fire Service are undertaking a training exercise today near Tipton, involving a barge fire in a tunnel.
Multiple appliances are being used in the exercise, in the challenging scenario for the service.
Gaurav Bains' story has inspired a huge amount of people to sign up as bone marrow donors, a leading charity has revealed.
The two-year-old will undergo a potentially life-saving operation next month after a bone marrow donor was found following an overwhelming response to a public appeal set up by his parents.
Bhaveshree Chandegra, Asian recruitment manager at Anthony Nolan, said: "We are absolutely delighted that a matching donor has been found for Gaurav.
"His story has inspired so many people to sign up as donors and, in particular, we have seen a huge increase in the number of Asian donors on the bone marrow register."
Despite the upsurge in donors, the charity have called for a further increase in donors as Asian patients in need of a transplant still only have a 40 per cent chance of finding a match.
The family of Gaurav Bains say they could not believe the news that a matching donor was found for their son.
Sunny Bains, Gaurav's father, has stated his feelings towards the donor as 'overwhelming'.
When we were told that there was a matching donor, we just could not believe it. Our feelings towards Gaurav’s donor are overwhelming because that person is giving Gaurav such an important gift. If I could, I would go to meet Gaurav’s donor right now and give them the biggest hug in the world.
A matching donor means that we can go ahead with Gaurav’s bone marrow transplant. It is a very serious procedure but we know that it will give Gaurav the best possible chance at survival. We hope that having the support of those around us will give us the strength we will need to get through the challenges ahead.
A matching donor has been found for a two-year-old from Tipton, who has a rare blood disorder, Monosomy 7 Syndrome.
Gaurav Bains was diagnosed in June this year, and doctors told the boy’s family that without a bone marrow transplant before Christmas, he would be likely to develop an aggressive form of childhood leukaemia.
The family have been working with blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, to appeal for potential donors to come forward.
Gaurav is set to have a bone marrow transplant in December.
The daughter of Mohammed Saleem has spoken of her devastation following her father's death earlier this year.
Pavlo Lapshyn was today sentenced to life in jail for his murder with a minimum of forty years.
The Muslim Council of Britain has expressed concern at what it says was a reluctance from the police to categorise the death of Mohammed Saleem as an Islamophobic attack.
– Muslim Council of Britain statement
Lapshyn’s murder of Mohammed Saleem is particularly worrying. It seems that the police were reluctant to categorise this as an Islamophobic attack. In his daughter’s view, the initial investigation was “evasive” and the family were forced to “put a lot of pressure to piece together the witness statements and CCTV footage to find a link.”
In the summer, the Muslim Council of Britain wrote to the Home Secretary highlighting the lacklustre response from those who protect us. While reports since suggest a greater response from our security agencies, there needs to be more action and reassurance.
The Muslim Council of Britain has released a statement welcoming the sentencing of Pavlo Lapshyn, who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Birmingham pensioner and for terror offences.
But the council warned of the importance of challenging anti-Muslim hatred.
The council says: "There are many lessons to be drawn from this case: the response of the authorities, and our collective unwillingness to treat anti-Muslim hatred seriously. Lapshyn's terrorist activities should not be seen on isolation.
"There are some who will view his activities as those of a lone wolf. But in a summer that saw an unprecedented rise in attacks on Islamic institutions, it is important for all of us to challenge anti-Muslim hatred, just as we challenge those who wrongly use Islam to carry out acts of violence."
Pavlo Lapshyn, sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Birmingham pensioner and committing terror offences, has left court to begin his prison term.