On Friday Show Your Support For Five-Year-Old Seth Lane By Wearing Yellow

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On Friday March 27th, five-year-old Seth Lane will undergo a bone marrow transplant - his second one in four and a half years. To show support and raise awareness of the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) disease the young boy suffers from, his family has one simple request. They want everyone to wear Seth's favorite color yellow, and post pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth.

Seth's parents plan to pin the countries the photos are posted from on a world map and paste it on the wall of his hospital room at Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, England. They will also print a few fun ones and plaster them on the walls so that when the Northamptonshire resident emerges from surgery, he knows that people worldwide are thinking of him.

Seth's mother Leanne says the idea of #WearYellowForSeth, came to her in 2010 when a friend who was battling leukemia mentioned that yellow signifies a strong immune system. Since Seth was about to undergo his first bone marrow transplant she decided to ask family and friends to show their support by wearing the color on the day of his surgery. At that time, Seth was only seven months old and not able to appreciate the support or the significance of the color.

Coincidentally, as the young boy has grown, yellow has become his color of choice. According to Leanne, Seth has a yellow playroom and loves seeing his younger brother in yellow. He also is a big fan of the little yellow minions from the "Despicable Me" movie series. Hence, when doctors informed her that Seth would have to undergo another bone marrow transplant, she decided to ask family and friends to once again show their support by wearing yellow.

What she had never envisioned was that her request would go viral with people all over the world planning to don the color on March 27th! So be sure to join in and support this brave young boy as he undergoes yet another challenge. Just knowing that people care will go a long way in helping Seth recover.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a genetic condition that arises when the body is born without T cells - the most important white blood cells. Often described as the "police chiefs" of white blood cells they are responsible for identifying what illness the body is suffering from and sharing that information with other immune cells. Hence, people born without T-cells have no working immune system. Though there are numerous types of SCID, the most common and severe one is linked to the X-chromosome, which is why the disorder is largely seen in males.

Fortunately, SCID occurs very rarely and was relatively unknown until the mid 1970's. The disorder's worldwide fame and nickname, "bubble boy disease" can be credited to David Vetter. Born with X-linked SCID, the Texas resident spent most of his short life inside a plastic, germ-free bubble. He passed away in 1984, at the age of 13, after a bone marrow transplant attempt to enable him to live a normal life, failed.

SCID treatment has come a long way since. According to Dr. Rebecca Buckley, of Duke’s Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, the disease can now be diagnosed with a simple blood test. What's even better is that if caught in time, it is completely curable!

#wearyellowforseth!

Resources: fox8.com,orlandasentinel.com,scid.net,wikipedia.org,ourlittlehero.wordpress.com

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  • rosepinklegend3
    rosepinklegend3Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6:57 pm
    I feel so bad! He is so cute! I hope his surgery went well!
    • sky_dragon
      sky_dragonWednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:24 am
      It was in 2015, hope he is fine now!
      • im_carly_shay
        im_carly_shayThursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:09 am
        Awwww i hope he gets better :( Poor Seth. Ok @bluesky234 LETS ALL WEAR YELLOW!!!!!
        • pink_berry007
          pink_berry007Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm
          We should all show our spirit for poor Seth by wearing vibrant yellow. I feel very bad for him, and we need to make him happy.
          • pink_berry007
            pink_berry007Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:07 pm
            Let's help him! I'm actually wearing yellow rn.
            • blasting-banana
              blasting-bananaMonday, February 1, 2021 at 11:32 am
              I am so glad he is ok
              • animallovinggal
                animallovinggalFriday, January 29, 2021 at 4:15 pm
                Poor thing!
                • gold3nglare
                  gold3nglareThursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:32 am
                  This reminds me of when my nephew had Leukemia. I'm happy that Seth survived. Sadly my nephew did not, but now I want to donate cash to cancer research to make sure no 2 years old or a kid of any age dies from cancer.
                  • animallovinggal
                    animallovinggalFriday, January 29, 2021 at 4:13 pm
                    I'm so sorry! 🤗
                    • pusheenicorn
                      pusheenicornThursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:08 am
                      I'm so sorry about your nephew. 😞 I hope you get the money to donate. 💪
                      • sokeefe_forever
                        sokeefe_foreverThursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:03 am
                        Awww! I'm so sorry for your loss! I had 4 siblings who didn't actually make it long enough to be born, so I know how that is😪
                      • llama_momma
                        llama_mommaThursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:23 am
                        guys we can wear yellow this year too for seth
                        • sokeefe_forever
                          sokeefe_foreverWednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:51 pm
                          If I would have known this in 2015, I definitely would have worn yellow for him!!!
                          • llama_momma
                            llama_mommaThursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:20 am
                            Me too but i was only 5 so i didnt know but this year 2021 i will wear yellow on march 27th
                            • sokeefe_forever
                              sokeefe_foreverWednesday, January 27, 2021 at 2:51 pm
                              And wow! He's 11 now!