Young Boy Meets the Bone Marrow Donor Who Saved His Life

6-year old Gavin Wolfrank was first diagnosed with leukemia at just 7 months old, later began treatment at City of Hope cancer center and at age 4, his matching bone marrow donor was found half a world away. He was able to get the bone marrow transplant, which saved his young life, and two years later he was able to meet his donor, Catherine Benson of Essex, England. Her cells helped reset his blood and immune system and eliminate his leukemia. A touching video was made of their story.

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Gavin and Cat

image via Cat Benson

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff