Highland family from Alness pleads for potential donors to come forward to help ill toddler – Inverness Courier

Adeline Davidson and dad Jordan. Picture: Callum Mackay

A global search for the perfect match for Adeline Davidson earlier this year threw up the name of a woman in the United States considered to be the best possible option.

But her mum Stephanie has spoken of her heartbreak after being told this week there are no longer any donors available for her seriously ill daughter.

She is now begging anyone who will listen to sign up to become stem cell or bone marrow donors.

Adeline, who will be four in November, has a rare form of blood cancer and doctors believe a stem cell match is her best chance.

Close matches had been found from potential donors signed up to registers, but the ongoing coronavirus crisis has ruled them out.

The devastating news was shared with the Alness family this week by the Glasgow-based consultant they have been working with.

Ms Davidson said: After almost two years, were back to square one. We were waiting for a specific donor.

In a three-minute phone call, that whole two years was taken away. She needs a transplant to live any sort of life.

I cant put into words how heartbroken we are after finding out Adeline no longer has a donor available and we are back to hoping, praying and searching for a match to save our daughters life.

After almost two years of waiting for this life-saving treatment, we have to wait even longer but this time with less hope.

As it stands, there are no longer any matches on the registry for Adeline and as you can imagine its going to leave us with some dreadful decision-making in a situation thats already life or death.

That is unless we find another match for our sweet, funny, sassy, beautiful little girl.

We cant beg or plead enough to please sign up to become a stem cell/bone marrow donor. Its a different registry from organ donation.

Please go to DKMS UK website or Anthony Nolan and register. Adeline needs a lifesaver.

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