What would you do to help a little boy in need?
Seth Lane is a five-year-old English boy with a rare condition called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) – a disorder you may have heard of as the “bubble boy” syndrome.
In fewer words, Seth was born without an immune system, which means that he is extremely susceptible to infection and disease and must live in a totally sterile environment. This means that Seth spends most of his time in the hospital and can’t be at home with his parents and baby brother. Just let that sink in for a minute.
In his five years, Seth has undergone more treatments than most of us will have to endure in a lifetime. He has already had one bone marrow transplant, but he needs another one. This time, his father will be the donor.
To help support Seth – as well as raise awareness for the debilitating disease – his mother Leanne started a blog documenting the everyday trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the little boy’s ongoing battle.
Their most recent petition is a modest one: wear Seth’s favorite color and post a picture of yourself to give the boy the encouragement he needs before spending another bout in the hospital.
So, what can you do to help? On Friday, March 27, wear yellow! If you’re on social media, use the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth, and if you’re really feeling the love, post a picture of you, your family, and your friends all wearing yellow. Seth’s mother has promised to print out all the pictures and fill Seth’s hospital room with the shining yellow and gold images of all those who support him.
We don’t know about you, but we’d do anything to help put a smile on that boy’s face.
— ourlittleheroseth (@ourheroseth) March 18, 2015
Warning: this video will bring tears to your eyes! Find out what you can do to help 5-year-old Seth!