Winnipeg, Canada resident Rex De Castro and his wife Simone Janetta have a two-and-half year old daughter Beatrix. Three months back they just welcomed their second child Boston George De Castrointo into this world. A couple of weeks ago Boston suddenly fell into fever and his parents took him to the doctor. Doctors found that his liver and spleen were enlarged and his blood counts dropped sharply. After a bone marrow biopsy, doctors diagnosed him with HLH or hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis – a condition in which the body makes too many activated immune cells.
Three-month-old Boston is going through his first round of chemotherapy now his family searches for a stem cell donor that could help save his life. The chemotherapy and the steroids is a temporary fix, and he needs the stem cell transplant now. But to make matters more complicated, the best chance of a matching stem cell donor being found for Boston, is finding someone of mixed ethnicity like him — half-Caucasian and half-Filipino.
Anybody who is half-Filipino, half-Caucasian, even if you’re any other ethnic minority, please join the stem cell registry. You could save a life like three months old Boston.
If you have the desire to save a life, give Boston his. If you would like to give the gift of life, you can contact his parents through https://www.gofundme.com/f/qx4mfj-help-save-boston or visit www.blood.ca/Match4Boston for US or www.bethematch.org. for international registration. Save One Person. Save The World.