In 2013, Nilush’s acute myeloid leukaemia returned – and he was told he’d need a stem cell transplant to have any chance of life. After several adult donors dropped out at the last minute, he was told he’d need a cord blood transplant.
If you were following our coverage of the Virgin Money London Marathon last year, you might have seen a striking image. An Anthony Nolan runner, more than halfway through his 26.2 miles, practically bouncing up and down with energy, biceps clenched to the sky.
You might not have realised the incredible story behind that image – Eugene’s story. And here he tells it for the very first time.