Eight-year-old Michael was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in May 2018. His family set up a #Match4Michael campaign to raise awareness for people like him who are fighting blood cancer. While he should have been carefree and spending his time playing Xbox games and Lego with his siblings, he wasn't able to do so.
At the time, Michaels mum, Tracey said: "There is absolutely nothing we can do except hold his hand. He doesn't understand what's going on because we've never experienced anything like this in the family. It's just so hard because he's so young. The weekend before this all started he was playing in the park and running around – it just came out of nowhere.
We are keeping our fingers crossed that Michael’s sister is a match, but we are fighting for this charity for EVERYONE.”
Thankfully for Micahel and his family, his sister Charlotte was a match, but this isn't the case for everyone and many rely on an unrelated donor to give them a second chance at life. Tracey said "Charlottes forever our hero for giving Michael her stem cells. Michael says she's now his fave sister!"
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