Family of sick girl whose stem cell donor pulled out at the last minute find a replacement – The Sun

THE campaigning family of a sick girl whose stem cell transplant match pulled out at the last minute have found a new one.

Evie Hodgson, eight, has a deadly blood disorder and was preparing for the operation when her donor cancelled without explanation.

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Her family launched an appeal to find another, telling their story on ITVs This Morning, which saw 25,000 people sign up and found a second match.

Evies mum Tina, 37, said: This is the best Christmas present we could ever wish for.

Evie, of Whitby, North Yorks, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in May.

Medics were delighted when their global search for a bone marrow donor found a match only for disaster to strike.

RAF worker Tina, married to chief executive Andy, 49, said: We got the call about the new match while Evie was being treated for an infection.

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"She said, Mummy, youre my hero. It was so emotional.

Evie, who has a brother, is to have the op at the Great North Childrens Hospital in Newcastle in January.

She said: Thank you so much to everyone. Youve saved my life.

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