Eight-Year-Old Westmeath Girl To Donate Bone Marrow To Her Little Brother

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His older sister will undergo a bone marrow transplant to donate to him.

A young Westmeath girl is undergo a major operation to donate her bone marrow to her little brother, who  is suffering from a rare genetic disorder. 

19-month-old Oliver Scally has been diagnosed with Wiskott Aidrich Syndrome, which causes  bleeding due to low platelets in the blood,  severe eczema and a susceptibility to infections due to a defective immune system.

The Moyvore toddler and his eight-tyear-old sister have to undergo the procedures in the UK. 

The local community has set up a fundraiser to help the family pay for the cost of flights, accommodation, meals, and day-to-day expenses.

Over €50,000 has been raised so far. 

You can donate here

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