Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy confined to a hospital room due to a rare immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow in a show of support before his next operation — and the response on social media has been overwhelming, according to “Today.” In a YouTube video, little Seth Lane explained his condition — severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) — and asked supporters to wear his favorite color on March 27 before he undergoes a second bone marrow operation. He also asked people to post photos of themselves online with the hashtag #WearYellowForSeth. Jade Ruthven, a family friend who launched a GoFundMe page for Seth, told "Today" that the Lanes are shocked by all of the support the video has generated. “This wasn’t a planned campaign,” she said. “It was really for friends and family, to show Seth that they all care, even though they can’t be with him in person.”

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