Baby Boston suffers from a rare immune disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH. He is in desperate need of a matching stem cell donor. Since he is half Filipino and half White, finding a match for him is very difficult as there are fewer mixed-race donors who match this ethnic background. In the meantime, he is receiving chemotherapy and steroids to help keep him well.
Boston's symptoms started with a fever a couple of weeks ago, then his liver and spleen enlarged and his blood counts dropped shortly after. After a bone marrow biopsy, doctors diagnosed him with HLH.