NATHANIEL'S DAY OF HOPE
Sunday People|June 06, 2021
Dad says he’s well but exhausted
Amy Sharpe

BRAVE Nathaniel Nabena smiles from his hospital bed moments before a life-saving procedure.

The nine-year-old had a vital stem cell transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital on Wednesday after Sunday People readers helped raised more than £215,000.

Nathaniel, battling acute myeloid leukaemia, was on a drip for 30 minutes as umbilical cord stem cells were fed into his body.

Afterwards, dad Ebi said: “Nathaniel is very happy. It was amazing to finally get to this point we have all been waiting for.”

The youngster was admitted a fortnight ago and had five doses of chemo over ten days to prepare him for the procedure.

Mum Modupe, 38, was able to spend time with him before his transplant.

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