A stem cell match has been confirmed for Murray Foltyn, the 41-year-old Sydney father who is battling a rare blood cancer.
The father-of-two is expected to receive his stem cell transplant on a still-to-be-confirmed date in early June.
“We are so relieved to be able to share that a match has been confirmed for Murray, and the process of getting the donor’s stem cells to Australia is well underway,” his wife Claudia Milunsky shared on social media on Thursday.
Milunsky said the match had been identified, additional testing was complete and the stem cells have been harvested.
“The long road ahead continues. But at least now, the key elements are all in place to be able to do a stem cell transplant for Murray.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the entire worldwide community who helped us get to this point. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!”
After the search for a match was made public in February, thousands mobilised in Australia and worldwide to get tested.
Testing sessions were held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Two thousand people attended a testing event in North London, the UK Jewish Telegraph reported.