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The Bubble Foundation

Fundraising for The Bubble Foundation UK
raised of £500 target
by 98 supporters
In memory of Paul Jain
We fund a number of projects to support the Bubble Unit in Newcastle


On the 9th of June 1992 Paul and Linda were blessed with the arrival of baby Amy Paula Jain. Sadly Amy was born with Oesteopetrosis, an extremely rare inherited disorder whereby the bones in the body harden.

Nowadays stem cell transplantion can cure the condition but 28 years ago a bone marrow transplant was the only option.

Families travelled from all over the UK and beyond for the treatment at the The Bubble Foundation's facilties at The Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne including Paul, Linda and Amy.

Linda's bone marrow was a match for Amy but unfortunatley complications arose following the transplant and their daughter sadly passed away on Boxing Day, 26th December 1992, at just six months old. Paul and Linda have stayed close to The Bubble Foundation ever since.

The Bubble Unit was established in 1987 to treat babies and children born with defective immune systems, by offering them bone marrow transplantation. Since 1994 and 2000 respectively, the Unit has also begun to treat children suffering from leukaemia, and severe forms of arthritis.

The good news is that survival rates for the children who are treated on the Bubble Unit have risen initially from 50% to 90%.

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About the charity

We treat babies born without an immune system who left untreated would all die by their first birthday, and older children with other immunodeficiencies who would die by early adulthood.

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