Cheshire boy now leukaemia free after umbilical cord stem cell transplant

Jenson Wright has beaten blood cancer for a second time thanks to a new stem cell transplant method

12th February 2019

A BOY of nine is cancer free after a revolutionary transplant using umbilical cord stem cells.

Medics said the op was Jenson Wright’s only hope when leukaemia returned a second time.

Jenson Wright was only 4 when he was first diagnosed with lymphoma and leukaemia.

Two years after the life-saving transplant Jenson has fully recovered. The cells, which had been stored frozen in Texas, began to kill the disease within five days.

Two years on, and Jenson is now fully recovered.

Leukaemia and lymphoma patient Jenson Wright is now fully recovered form his blood cancer

The brave youngster was first diagnosed with lymphoma and leukaemia in November 2013 when he was just four-years-old.

Thrilled mum Carolyn, 46, of Penketh, Cheshire, said: "The early stages of the treatment were quite hard to comprehend, and quite difficult for us emotionally. Without the transplant we would be in a completely different situation - that saved him. We’ll never know who the donor was, but their donation has given life to someone else.”

Jenson, Carolyn, dad Steve and 18-year-old older brother Lewis had a family meal to celebrate receiving the news that the youngsters is now free from cancer.

Jenson Wright's last hope was a stem cell transplant using an umbilical cord from Texas. The umbilical cord had been stored in a freezer for an unknown amount of time. The cells began to kill the disease within five days.

Jenson's mum Carolyn said although they would never find out who the donor was, they are extremely thankful.

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