A little boy from Tipton who spent six months in hospital after a life saving bone marrow transplant is finally back home and getting back on his feet.
A worldwide search to find a donor for Gaurav Bains was launched after tests on family members proved unsuccessful. The three-year-old received his transplant thanks to a last minute match.
Stacey Foster reports.
A three-year-old from Tipton who found a bone marrow match after a national campaign has taken his first steps following his life saving operation.
His proud parents have released the footage, courtesy of BPM Media, to encourage others to sign up to the bone marrow register.
Gaurav Bains spent almost six months recovering from the operation and was recorded by his parents as he learned to walk all over again.
His mother Gurprit said: "It was overwhelming seeing him walk – it was just as precious as when he took his first ever steps.
He still needs physiotherapy because his muscles tightened as he spent three months in a hospital bed."
Father of two-year-old Gaurav Bains who was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in June 2013 is running the London Marathon to raise money for charity.
Sunny Bains is running the 26.2 miles on Sunday 13th April for Anthony Nolan after son Gaurav found a bone marrow match after a national campaign.
Sunny and Gaurav's mum Gurprit started 'Gaurav's Bone Marrow Appeal' through social media to raise awareness among Asian communities about Bone Marrow donors which resulted in a 1,700% increase of donors from the Asian community.
Gaurav had his transplant in December 2013 and was discharged from hospital on 28th February after months in isolation.
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A two-year-old boy from Tipton who found a life saving bone marrow match has been discharged from hospital after the treatment.
Gaurav Bains spent three months in Birmingham Children's Hospital after a transplant to stop him developing a potentially fatal type of leukaemia.
His parents, Sunny and Gurpit, launched a public appeal for donors in September after failing to find a match within their family, and a national shortage of Asian donors.
Gaurav will be kept in isolation until his immune system is fully recovered.