Midlands Family Raising Awareness Of Rare Condition To Help Other Families

Photo Credit: idonate Oliver's Army

19-month-old Oliver Scally has been diagnosed with Wiskott Aidrich Syndrome.

A midlands family is raising awareness of a rare genetic disorder that will see a young girl donating her bone marrow to her baby brother.

On Rare Disease Day the Scally family from Westmeath want to highlight the true nature and challenges that come with Wiskott Aidrich Syndrome.

It causes  bleeding due to low platelets in the blood, severe eczema and  a defective immune system.

19-month-old Oliver Scally and his eight-year-old sister will travel to the UK for the bone marrow transplant procedure.

Over €70,000 was raised on iDonate.

Oliver's Aunt Ellen Scally says they don't want other families to experience what they did:


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