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Bright Future for Leukemia Girl After Stem Cell Treatment

Every time three-year-old Bethanie Thomson looks at her little brother, she will be staring at the boy who saved her life. The young leukemia sufferer is recovering after receiving a life-saving stem cell transplant from her baby brother – without which she would have faced certain death. Bethanie was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just six months old. After fighting off the disease long enough to learn to walk and to start enjoying a normal childhood, she relapsed at age two – just before her little brother Joshua was born. Using blood rich in stem cells from Joshua’s umbilical cord, doctors were able to perform the life saving stem cell transplant. Now Bethanie is on the road to recovery.

Every time three-year-old Bethanie Thomson looks at her little brother, she will be staring at the boy who saved her life. The young leukemia sufferer is recovering after receiving a life-saving stem cell transplant from her baby brother – without which she would have faced certain death. Bethanie was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just six months old. After fighting off the disease long enough to learn to walk and to start enjoying a normal childhood, she relapsed at age two – just before her little brother Joshua was born. Using blood rich in stem cells from Joshua’s umbilical cord, doctors were able to perform the life saving stem cell transplant. Now Bethanie is on the road to recovery.

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