The 5-Year-Old Who Saved His Dad's Life By Donating Bone Marrow

Aired on 04/22/1997 | CC tv-pg
In 1991, Julius Csonka's life was shattered when doctors told him he had a rare form of leukemia and that without a bone marrow transplant he probably wouldn't live until the end of the year. But his five-year-old son Nicky, who was a perfect match, stepped in as a donor to save his dad's life. 7 years later, Oprah followed up with the proud father and brave son as they shared their extraordinary story.