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Schoolgirl to save her little brother's life with bone marrow transplant

Elisha is giving her younger brother bone marrow for his life-saving operation. Credit: BPM Media

A brave 11-year-old is set to give her brother the ultimate gift - bone marrow for his life-saving operation.

Finley Becket, of Belper, Derbyshire, was diagnosed with Leukemia in January this year after he woke up with a black eye and swollen face.

The eight-year-old was taken by ambulance to Royal Derby Hospital where his parents were told he had cancer.

Finley was diagnosed with Leukemia in January Credit: BPM Media

Since his diagnosis, Finley has endured countless rounds of chemotherapy and bone marrow tests.

On the bone marrow transplant list, it is estimated Finley would have been waiting until at least September for a match to be found.

But tests revealed his older sister Elisha was a perfect match for a transplant.

Finley is now undergoing intense chemotherapy to prepare for the life-saving operation in April.

Finley is undergoing intense chemotherapy. Credit: BPM Media

We're really lucky that Elisha's match brings the operation forward to April. She's saving her brother.

– Mum Gemma Cockayne

His mother, Gemma Cockayne, 33, said: "It was like my whole world had been tipped upside down.

"For the first two weeks I was in a daze, I don't remember anything.

"We're really lucky that Elisha's match brings the operation forward to April. She's saving her brother."