People from all over the world are wearing yellow today to help cheer up a Corby youngster who appeared in a video which has been watched millions of times.
Seth Lane, five, suffers from a rare condition which means he has no immune system.
He has been living with his family in a sterile room, nicknamed a bubble, at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle since January.
However, his mum and dad, Leanne and Nik Lane, posted a video online of the youngster asking for people to wear yellow – his favourite colour – on Friday, March 27, and post photos of themselves online.
The video has been watched almost eight million times and has captured imaginations worldwide.
A number of personalities have pledged their support and said they will be wearing yellow, including US television presenter Montel Williams, former Liverpool footballer Neil Ruddock and Corby MP Andy Sawford.
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Seth’s schoolmates at Beanfield Primary School in Corby, where he started last September before being forced to leave for treatment, will all be dressing in yellow tomorrow to raise awareness.
A spokesman for Corby Town FC said: “The first team squad will be wearing yellow T-shirts ahead of kick-off on Saturday against Dorchester Town.
“We also need the help of the fans to help turn Steel Park yellow. As well as inviting supporters to wear something yellow, we will be handing out 1,000 pieces of yellow card, to be held up ahead of the game to create a sea of yellow.”
This has given him something to do and it’s totally cheered him up. He gets so bored in that room.Leanne Lane
Staff at Morrisons in Corby are also taking part by wearing yellow.
Companies all over the UK have also pledged their support.
Seth’s mum Leanne said: “This has given him something to do and it’s totally cheered him up. He gets so bored in that room.”
The family are not asking for any money, and have suggested people who would like to make a donation should support the Bubble Foundation, which raises money for medical equipment for youngsters with conditions like Seth’s.