A call to action. A cry for help. An opportunity for you to realize your power to give strength to someone affected by a blood cancer (Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma). Get involved. Make someone stronger.
5 year old Seth Lane is suffering from severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often referred to as “Bubble Boy” disease. Babies who suffer from this disease essentially have no functioning immune system and are very prone to infection. In fact, Seth had no contact with other children until he was 2 and a half. If SCID is detected early enough and a bone marrow transplant is done, the survival rate is about 95%. If the disorder is detected later on and the child has already begun to get sick, success rate of a transplant goes down to approximately 60-65%.
This month, the campaign #WearYellowforSeth went viral after Seth’s parents filmed their young son asking the world for support by wearing his favorite color before his second bone marrow transplant. So this Friday, March 27th, wear yellow and show your support by posting your pictures on social media using the #WearYellowforSeth. Seth’s parents said they want to show all the pictures to Seth and put a pin in a map hanging in his room to show him he has support all over the world.