Corby youngster Seth receives letter from PM as he recovers

Corby youngster Seth Lane, 5, on a trip to a museum while he recovers from a lifesaving bone marrow operation

Corby youngster Seth Lane, 5, on a trip to a museum while he recovers from a lifesaving bone marrow operation

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A Corby youngster who was given a lifesaving bone marrow transfusion from his dad received a letter from Prime Minister David Cameron to encourage him on his road to recovery.

Seth Lane, five, touched hearts all over the world earlier this year when his family posted a video online to encourage family and friends to wear yellow, Seth’s favourite colour, and post photos of themselves.

Prime Minister David Cameron sent a letter to Corby youngster Seth Lane, 5

Prime Minister David Cameron sent a letter to Corby youngster Seth Lane, 5

However, the video was picked up all over the world and viewed millions of times, with thousands of people then taking photos of themselves wearing yellow for the youngster and posting them on social media.

Seth in now on the road to recovery after receiving a bone marrow transplant from his dad Nik about two months ago.

Writing on the family’s online blog, Seth’s mum Leanne said: “[Seth] has so much energy, he is bouncing round the room, switching from one activity to the next, not concentrating and pushing boundaries.

“We did manage to get him out on Monday to the museum again, which he walked round on his own showing me everything he loved.”

Seth has so much energy, he is bouncing round the room, switching from one activity to the next.

Seth’s mum Leanne

Seth still requires regular blood transfusions to help his body cope with the after-effects of the transfusion, but his mum said he is slowly getting better.

She added: “Our journey continues. I would love to live a week or a month at a time and go home, I really miss home.

“But we are still a journey away from that and still taking it day by day.”

Earlier in the month, the family received letters from Prime Minister David Cameron and Corby MP Tom Pursglove, wishing Seth all the best on his road to recovery.

In his letter, Mr Cameron said: “You are incredibly brave, as I know this must have been a painful and unpleasant process.

“I was, however, delighted to learn that so many people were inspired by your campaign to wear your favourite colour showing their support for you and your recovery.

“You will not be surprised to learn that blue is my own favourite colour, the colour representing my party!”

The family’s blog can be found at ourlittlehero.wordpress.com.