Jeans for Genes Alfie's Story
Alfie was born with chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD), a rare genetic blood condition that stops his immune system working properly, causing him repeated bouts of serious infection often resulting in pneumonia and abscesses of the skin, tissues and organs. At the request of the Jeans for Genes campaign and the CGD Society, our team filmed with him over a six month period at home and throughout the difficult bone marrow transplant process at University College Hospital, London. He has since made a good recovery and is now cured of his genetic disorder. This 15 minute long film is aimed at patients with CGD and their families who are themselves facing bone marrow transplants, and seeks to answer their questions by showing what the procedure entails.