National Hockey League star P.K. Subban has taken to Twitter to urge his followers to try and help 6-year-old Ellie White, who is currently fighting leukemia for the second time, find a rare bone barrow match.
The 29-year-old ice hockey player, who donated a whopping $10 million to Montreal’s Children’s Hospital in 2015, posted: “Keep fighting Ellie!! You’re a champion. We’re all thinking of you. Swab for Ellie.”
He also included links to the registry.
Subban’s tweet came as CTV News Montreal reported that the non-profit organization Hema-Quebec had seen an increase in donor registration since the family took their story public.
The publication said Subban’s post had helped a great deal.
White’s mom, Amanda Sokoloff, said that the youngster had been “back to her old self” recently.
“She woke up yesterday herself – it was an unbelievable and magical thing,” she explained. “She wanted to make a volcano, which is just amazing. A few days ago she wasn’t even really talking.”