Rangers legend Gary Stevens has issued an urgent plea to for a stem cell donor to come forward for his four-year-old son Jack, who is battling cancer.
Ex-Everton, Rangers, Tranmere Rovers and England star Stevens is encouraging everyone to visit the donor registration page in the hope of finding support for his little boy.
Everton legend Gary Stevens has had the devastating news that his son Jack has suffered a relapse and that he desperately needs a stem cell donor.
Gary has requested that everyone visits this donor registration page: https://t.co/mrD3uPCkXx
We're all with you, Jack. 💙 pic.twitter.com/eYe8Im6O0r
— Everton (@Everton) September 15, 2021
Blood cancers can be cured by blood stem cell, marrow or cord blood transplantation if a suitable donor can be found and whilst several donors have already signed up, more are required because 40% of patients do not have a matched donor.
This is an opportunity for people to do something remarkable for someone in dire need of support and you can read more at Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide.
You can also sign up via Anthony Nolan HERE.
Stevens’ son Jack had been responding well to treatment juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia but understandably, his family have been rocked by the news that the youngster will need to restart chemotherapy.
“As you can imagine, this is the worst possible news for all of us,” said Gary [EFC].
“He was doing so well, and the search is back on for a suitable stem cell donor.
“They used his brother, Oliver, the first time around but we’ve been told that can’t be an option this time.
“It really is a race against time and all we can do is hope and pray.”
Gary Stevens joined Rangers in a reported £1.25m in 1988 following a remarkably successful spell with Everton down south.
Stevens formed part of the Goodison Park club’s most successful ever team, winning the old English First Division twice, the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners’ Cup and two Charity Shields.
The English international right-back – who’d earn 46 caps for his country – would then join the Graeme Souness revolution at Ibrox, winning six Scottish top flight trophies, one Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups.
Everyone at Rangers News hopes and prays the former Ibrox full-back finds the donor who can help save his young boy Jack’s life.
Rangers fans previously raved over footage of the ex-Gers full-back in action after a clip of a stunning strike against Motherwell in 1990 resurfaced.