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Jake meets his life-saving match and becomes a Blue

10/06/2015  Comments (7)  jump
An eight-year-old American boy flew half way around the world from California to meet Jane, the lady whose bone marrow donation cured his rare blood disorder, severe aplastic anaemia.

Jake Larkin travelled to the East Midlands to thank Leicestershire history teacher Jane Theobald who saved his life through the one-in-25-million chance of the international bone marrow registry.

Jane's family are Evertonians and the Blues are now Jake's team as a result.

Watch: Video at the BBC  

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Colin Williams
1 Posted 10/06/2015 at 00:52:45
Top news! Jane wonderful gesture !!!! Good luck to the lad.... You were chosen.
Murdo Laing
2 Posted 10/06/2015 at 08:18:07
Jakey has blue blood running through his veins.Welcome to the club son, and Jane Larkin, you are a true blue hero! Stories like this are uplifting arenÂ’t they? A reminder of hope in life.
Pete Cross
3 Posted 13/06/2015 at 10:30:05
I think it would be a nice gesture if the club sent a few freebies to the lad and Jane.
Andrew Oxton
4 Posted 13/06/2015 at 12:18:28
Fantastic Story. Well done Jane. Welcome to the rollercoaster Jake.
Helen Mallon
5 Posted 17/06/2015 at 11:33:40
Well done, Jane. God bless you. Welcome aboard, Jake.
Colin Glassar
6 Posted 17/06/2015 at 11:38:23
Great story. IÂ’m with you Pete. Give the lad a ticket, or few.
Alan Bodell
7 Posted 19/06/2015 at 11:50:46
Great stuff, I feel better today after watching this.

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