The Journal Opinion: A heart-warming tale of little London Green

The Journal Opinion for Wednesday December 24, in which we highlight the heart-warming story of little London Green

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle
Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

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!

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