Hooray for Seth!
In case you haven't met Seth Lane, he's an adorable five-year-old boy who was born without an immune system, and essentially lives in a bubble, which is how he got his nickname Bubble Boy!
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On March 27, Seth began his journey to receive a bone marrow transplant, which is the first step toward getting him healthy! As a fun idea, Seth and his parents made a video asking people to wear yellow to support him, and stars like Ashton Kutcher and Joe Jonas were happy to get involved.
Today, Seth is having his gallbladder removed, which is the first step towards the bone marrow transplant. His mom Leanne talked about the procedure and how Seth is doing, saying:
"He's doing generally okay. He's having an operation today to have his gallbladder out so so he can have his chemotherapy. He's in there right now. This is new for us. He's never had any operations on his organs before. He gets upset. He just says 'mummy and daddy' over and over again, but we'll be outside waiting until he's awake."
Despite her little boy having to go through surgery today, Leanne says that Seth was overjoyed about the amount of people who wore yellow for him on Friday.
"Friday was amazing. The hospital did a lot there, even the local firemen came to see him and put a ladder up to his window. He [Seth] was shell-shocked. It was so busy, we couldn't even keep up. Obviously there was Ashton Kutcher and 'Paw Patrol.' They did all pups in yellow and sent him a voice message. Seth thought it was brilliant. On Saturday morning he said 'is everyone going to wear yellow again today?'… There was a time difference between the UK and America and once America woke up, it went crazy again. It's really hard to put that in words. We just want to say thank you. He's one little boy in England who's five years old and it makes us feel amazing that people care so much. On Friday and Saturday Seth spent the whole day out of his bed and it really picked him up."
If only we could make every day that special for Seth!
And Leanne also said that Seth's story has inspired more people to donate bone marrow and help save lives.
Since Seth is on steroids, his recovery will be slow, but in three to four weeks he should be ready for the transplant.
We're rooting for you, Seth!!!
[Image via YouTube.]
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