Support floods in for Deryn with rare cancer ahead of bone marrow transplant

13:03 27 February 2013

Deryn Blackwell, from Watton, who is currently being treated for two forms of cancer - leukaemia and Langerhans. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Deryn Blackwell, from Watton, who is currently being treated for two forms of cancer - leukaemia and Langerhans. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Messages of love and luck have started to pour in for the Watton schoolboy who is fighting one of the world’s rarest forms of cancer - why not send yours?

Readers have already started to send their well-wishes to Deryn Blackwell, 13, who will have a bone marrow transplant at the Bristol Royal Hospital on Friday which he and his family hope will save his life.

Diagnosed with leukaemia aged 10, the Wayland Academy student was then told two years in to his treatment that he had relapsed, and had also developed Langerhans Cell Sarcoma – one of only six cases in the world.

Deryn is thought to be the only person to have both cancers at the same time, and his bravery has captured the hearts of people up and down the country, including celebrities.

His bone marrow transplant will take around two hours and he will have to spend between three and seven months in total isolation because of his low immunity.

So we want you to Tweet us your wishes for Deryn in the lead-up to his operation, using the Twitter @edp24 or leave a message below.

And make sure you buy the EDP tomorrow to read the support Deryn has received.


  • Good luck tomorrow Deryn. We'll be thinking of you and your family.

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    Devil's Custard

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Best wishes for Friday Deryn; be strong, keep smiling. Everyone is rooting for you.

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    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Good luck Deryn, I shall be thinking of you on Fridayand in thecommomg weeks - Roge

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    Roger Sloan

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Hey if any one can do it you can Deryn your one of a kind with your smile and attitude keep fighting were all with you ........x

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    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • All the best Deryn, Will be thinking of you now and in the coming months. Miss Z sends big hugs and kisses.

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    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Good luck Deryn! I hope it goes well and you are soon on the road to recovery. You have a wonderful smile, an inspiration to us all. Very best wishes.

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    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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