The hero of today’s story, Michael’s twin brothers, were born with chronic granulomatosis, a rare immunodeficiency condition that affects one in 500,000 people annually.
The disease causes immune system dysfunction, rendering patients unable to fight infections, according to the National Institutes of Health.This disease can only be cured by:a transplant of bone marrow.
Prior to learning that Robina Pownall was expecting twins, her husband and she had two children, Michael, who was 4 years old at the time, and Dominic, who was 9 years old at the time.
Due to their premature birth, the twins spent two weeks in intensive care. After that, their tests revealed that they had CGD (chronic granulomatous disease).Dominic also had the disease, but a transplant helped him recover.
Michael was found to be an excellent candidate for the transplant after tests.He was asked if he wanted to assist his brothers, despite the fact that he was only four years old.
Even though it was made clear to the young boy that the transplant would probably hurt and leave him with a needle in his back, he agreed to it.He agreed, despite his fear, and explained that he was a superhero.
The young superhero is extremely proud of what he has accomplished two years later, as the operation was successful and the twin brothers were able to survive.