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This 4-year-old saved his baby brother's life through a bone marrow transplant


Things did not look good for West Virginia infant Lucas when he was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, a rare disease with few cures. It turned out, however, that his 4-year-old brother, Leo, had matching bone marrow. A bone marrow treatment went down without a hitch and now Leo is on the road to recovery, reports our affiliate KTUL.

The real reason we are here is because Leo was able to save his brother's life, and not a lot of brothers are able to say that.
Elizabeth Adkins, Leo's godmother

Doctors warned Leo that the surgery would be painful, but when he learned how it could save his brother's life, he did not hesitate.


Family and friends welcomed Leo after he went through the surgery. It was a big celebration. Even Batman came.


Lucas' treatment is expected to finish in November.

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