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Yellow for Seth


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On Friday March 27th, Tresham’s Level 3 Childcare students from our Corby campus showed their support for local five-year-old Seth Lane. Corby based Seth underwent a bone marrow transplant on Friday (his second in four and a half years) and to show support his parents asked everyone to wear his favourite colour – yellow, and post pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram with the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth becoming a worldwide trend with Hollywood stars joining in including Ashton Kutcher and the cast from Sesame Street.

Seth’s parents printed a few fun pictures and placed them on the walls so that when he emerged from surgery, he knew that people worldwide were thinking of him. They 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.

By wearing yellow the students showed support and raised awareness of the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) disease which Seth suffers from. SCID is a group of inherited disorders that cause severe abnormalities of the immune system. When the immune system doesn’t function properly it can be difficult or impossible for it to battle viruses, bacteria and fungi that causes infections.

Tresham wish Seth all the best and a speedy recovery.

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