Siblings Arrive from Ethiopia to Try and Save Brother's Life

May 03, 2014

Barry Beheylu

When 13-year-old Behaylu Barry developed a life-threatening blood disorder, the diagnosis sparked a mission that reunited Behaylu with a brother and sister and linked his world in small-town New Hampshire with the remote Ethiopian village he left behind when his impoverished parents put him up for adoption, The Boston Globe reports. Behaylu’s African siblings turned out to be matches for the stem cell transplant that offers him the best chance of being cured.

Read the Globe story and related letter to the editor

Follow additional coverage from Boston Children’s Thriving blog, WBZ-TV, WMUR-TV and Seacoast online.

Also read about Barry's return to the soccer field months after his stem cell transplant on the Dana-Farber Insight blog.

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