A 10-year-old boy meets the bone marrow donor who helped save his life – and described as superman & # 39;
- Rupert Cross spent 80 days in a specialist unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital
- He was diagnosed with rare bone marrow disease but was matched to a donor
- The mother of Rupert broke into tears when donor Billy Higgins, from Essex, saw
- Mr Higgins joined as a donor because he saw a woman he liked in a queue
- Mr Higgins revealed that the woman who saw in the queue had become a wife
Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
A 10 year old boy who suffered from a rare blood disorder was reconciled with the man who saved his life.
Rupert Cross, from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, spent 80 days in a specialist unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital fighting the disease after being diagnosed four years ago.
Billy Higgins, from Essex, joined the bone marrow register when she saw a woman he liked in the queue, who now becomes his wife.
Rupert Cross (right) spent 80 days in a specialist care unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Bill Higgins (left) was able to become a donor to Billy and help save his life
It was found that Mr Higgins was a game for Rupert and had an executive to become a donor.
Billy's mother broke in tears and told Mr Higgins that he was incredible. after being reconciled with the man who helped save his son's life.
Rupert has gone on to make a full recovery and Mr Higgins described as "superman".
He said: 'I feel very lucky and I can not believe that someone would do this for me.'
Mr Higgins said: If you have that opportunity to provide a bone marrow that needs someone unnecessarily then you have to do it. Here's the right thing to do.
Rupert's father, Toby, said: We will have done nothing to exchange places
Rupert made a gap of chemotherapy but has since been restored because of her illness