The 10-year warm-up time meets the bone marrow donor who helped save his life – and describes him as a "superman"
- Rupert Cross spent 80 days at a specialty unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital
- He was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease, but he was associated with the donor
- Rupert's mother burst into tears when he saw donor Billy Higgins from Essex
- Mister. Higgins enrolled as a donor because she saw the woman she liked in the queue
- Mr. Higgins revealed that the woman he saw in the queue now became his wife
Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
A 10-year-old boy who has suffered a rare blood disorder has been reunited with the man who saved his life.
Rupert Cross, from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, spent 80 days in a specialty unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital, fighting the disease after being diagnosed four years ago.
Billy Higgins, from Essex, enrolled in the bone marrow registry when he saw a woman he loves in the queue, who now became his wife.
Rupert Cross (right) spent 80 days in a special care facility at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Bill Higgins (left) managed to become a donor for Billy and save his life
Mr. Higgins was found a match for Rupert and underwent an operation to become a donor.
Billy's mother burst into tears and told Higgins that she was "amazing" after being reunited with the man who helped save his son's life.
Rupert continued to make a full recovery and described Mr. Higgins as his "superman".
He said: "I feel very lucky and I can not believe anyone would do that for me."
Mr. Higgins said, "If you have this opportunity to offer a bone marrow that someone desperately needs, then you have to do it. It is a good thing.
Rupert's father, Toby, said, "I would have done something to change places
Rupert suffered chemotherapy, but he recovered from his illness