Brother saves ‘Bubble Boy'

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Brother saves ‘Bubble Boy' thumbnailCaden Moore pictured with his brother Ben

THE grateful family of a Ballymoney schoolboy whose life was saved by his older brother's bone marrow have spoken publicly for the first time.
A year after seven-year-old Caden Moore received a transplant at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children from his 11-year-old brother Ben their proud mother Sabrina has agreed to share their inspiring story.
Sabrina and her husband Bryan are hoping their unforgettable experiences will encourage others to give blood and sign the Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Register.
Speaking exclusively to The Chronicle, teacher Sabrina said: "It's been the toughest year of our lives but what a difference the past 12 months have made; no words can ever express how we all felt this time last year.
“To have two children going through such life-changing procedures in the same hospital, on the same day, is something we could never have imagined. Caden is improving every day and Ben has never looked back. We can't forget their big sister Kaia who has kept us all smiling."
The family's agony began on June 8 last year when Caden, a pupil at St Brigid's Primary School, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare blood disease where bone marrow fails to produce sufficient blood cells.
Sabrina, who has taken time off from her job at Limavady Grammar School to care for Caden, recalled: "Bruises started appearing all over his body and Caden was tired, so we knew something wasn't right.


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