British Transplant Games

Just over two years ago Rupert had a bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street. As you can imagine his life was, for a while, very different. He lived in a sterile isolation room and no one, apart from his parents, could visit him. Even Tim Peake who met Rupert, had to talk to him through a door. After the transplant it was a long slow recovery but Rupert is now very much back into school life. We were delighted to hear that he won a bronze medal in the British Transplant Games which took place in Birmingham this week. Rupert’s life was saved by someone who donated their bone marrow – that person had registered with Anthony Nolan. Earlier in the holidays Rupert’s Mum presented a cheque to them for £16,039. What a fantastic donation to a very worthwhile cause! Well done Rupert – you make us all realise how precious life is.