Four-year-old London Green has lived for almost his whole life with a mystery illness which left him in isolation for fear that he could pick up a fatal infection.
Five months ago, however, experts at the ‘Bubble Unit’ in Newcastle’s Great Children’s Hospital finally diagnosed London as suffering from the rare genetic immune condition deficiency TRF8 and he is now, thankfully, on his way to a good recovery.
In effect, he has been given the news that his life can begin in earnest.
If ever there was a heart-warming Christmas tale this is one. And we should be grateful that our region has the Bubble Unit, and the talented and dedicated staff who work there, for bringing a happy ending to London’s story.
Merry Christmas, London – we have a pretty strong feeling that you and your family are going to enjoy it!