During a recent episode of Good Morning America, hosts Robin Roberts and Ginger Zee brought a family to tears when a simple but grand act of kindness.
Joshua Biyoyouwei, who suffers from sickle cell disease, appeared on the show to discuss his plight with the disease. During the segment, it was revealed Biyoyouwei has yet to find a bone marrow match which is the only potential cure.
"I came here to find a match for my son and we're praying people go out there and join the registry," Joshua’s mom, Vera, shared.
During their appearance on the show, Robin spoke to the family about the difficulties they face with Joshua's wheelchair. In a grand gesture of kindness, the family was gifted a Rollx van from Roberts. They are tailor-made and designed to help wheelchair users. But, that was not all.
Zee presented Joshua and his family with a check for $10,000, reducing the family and the audience to tears.
“I had the pleasure of meeting Joshua when he was just 7 years old. He has inspired me ever since as a sickle cell thriver. This morning on @goodmorningamerica we shared a big surprise for Joshua & his family who are fierce advocates for @BeTheMatch (link in bio),” Roberts later captioned an Instagram post showing her meeting Joshua when he was younger and again today.
Roberts has a personal connection here as she used the registry service as in 2012 for a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with bone marrow myelodysplastic syndrome.
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