Evie Hodgson, who lives in Sleights, has been shortlisted for the John Petchey Young Hero of the Year award at the Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards 2022, raising awareness and funding for Anthony Nolan during his stem cell transplant journey. For their incredible efforts.
This includes sharing his story with Holly Woloby and Philip Schofield several times on ITV’s This Morning.
Evie shared her transplant day as well as other videos on her YouTube channel Evie’s Transplant Journey.
The prestigious Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of volunteers, fundraisers, medical assistants and donors who have helped save the life of a leukemia charity.
The awards, which are in their eighth year, have honored hundreds of people for making charity work possible.
Evie was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in May 2020, a rare blood disorder that caused rashes.
At just eight years old, Evie was told she needed a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor to survive.
Anthony Nolan searched his stem cell register for a matching stem cell donor, which could give Eve a second chance at life.
A similar donor was found but he was unable to make his donation.
It was a huge blow to Evie and her family, but the young man wanted to do something positive and encouraged more people to join the Stem Cell Register to help others in their situation. Started campaigning to.
As a result of the Evie Needs A Hero campaign, an astonishing number of people signed up to join the Stem Cell Register – over 25,000.
After announcing a new match on ITV’s This Morning, Evie’s stem cell transplant moved forward in January 2021.
That’s when he started sharing his story on his YouTube channel, revealing the realities of stem cell transplant.
Speaking about her nomination, Evie said: ‘I am really proud of what I have achieved and I can’t believe that sharing my story has helped so many people.
“I want to thank everyone who helped me along the way and kept my spirits up during the most difficult time.”
Anthony Nolan’s chief executive, Haney Brown, said: “It’s interesting to see how many people support our work in finding matches for those in need of stem cell transplants.
“Without them, none of our life-saving work would be possible.
“Evie has been incredible. Despite going through everything, she has provided a great deal of awareness to Anthony Nolan and has encouraged many potential life-savers to join the stem cell register.”
Anthony Nolan is a charity that seeks out similar stem cell donors for people with leukemia and leukemia and gives them a second chance at life.
It also conducts ground research through its clinical nurse specialists and psychologists to help guide patients’ recovery by providing more information and help patients after stem cell transplants.
All winners will be announced on Thursday, February 17 at 7 pm at www.anthonynolan.org/awards.