Transplant appeal for toddler

The family of a two-year-old boy in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant is holding an event in Birmingham to encourage members of the Asian community to become donors.

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News of matching donor 'unbelievable' say family

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.

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