Isle of Wight youngster Finley Morris, with his parents Carole and Jason. Picture by The Wight Studio.
A BONE marrow donor could be the last-chance cure an Island boy so desperately needs.
Time is running out for six-year-old Finley Morris, who has been fighting leukaemia since April and needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant.
His parents, Carole and Jason, of Binstead, have launched an urgent appeal for more donors to join the bone marrow register in the hope a suitable match can be found.
Jason said: "As Finley does not have any brothers or sisters who would have been the most likely match, we now have to look at unrelated donors.
"Finley is a happy-go-lucky little boy, who enjoys doing what all other typical boys like to do.
"He is currently undergoing intense chemotherapy in preparation for a transplant, providing a match can be found, but time is running out."
The family is being supported by Delete Blood Cancer UK which aims to encourage more donors to join the bone marrow register.
A Facebook page called 'Fight for Finley’ tells his story and provides details of where people can sign up.
Carole said: "All we are asking is for more donors to join the bone marrow register. Most people think it is a complicated procedure but it really is very simple. Just one day out of your life could give Finley his."
An event is to be held on Sunday, October 6, at the Riverside Centre, where representatives from the charity will answer people’s questions.
There will also be a chance for people to take a swab test to see if they are a bone marrow match for anyone waiting for a donor.
For more details click here.
For more on this story, see today's Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, September 13.