Over 5,000 people waited patiently in the rain for stem cell test that can save life of a 5-year-old who is suffering from blood cancer. People waited outside Pitmaston Primary School in Worcester, United States, which recently hosted a drive for people of UK to come and donate blood for the needy.
On the day of the drive, DKMS, the company keeping the drive said, that the kid suffering from T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is named Oscar Saxelby-Lee and in coming three months he will be needing a transplant or the chances of his survival is really low. After the event, DKMS revealed that 4,855 people queued for hours in the rain to get tested and see if they were a match to help save Oscar’s life.
According to BBC, till now Oscar has had 20 blood transfusions and four weeks of chemotherapy. Talking about the drive Pitmaston Primary School where Oscar studies tweeted, “There are no words to express our heartfelt thanks and love for the thousands of amazing people who have turned up at Pitmaston Primary School this weekend. We have registered 4,855 stem cell donors. The volunteers were incredible.”
Talking about the same Oscar’s mother said, “Oscar is a fun, loving, energetic five-year-old boy who deserves to live to the full alongside the other troopers fighting such horrific diseases. Not only does he need to enjoy a normal life a child should live, he now needs someone else to save him,” said Olivia Saxelby-Lee to The Telegraph.