The NCCA UK Braiden-Lee Prescott Appeal
Event: Neuroblastoma Alliance - Braiden-Lee Prescott on 01/10/2015
£137,455.76 raised of £200,000.00 target
£137,455.76 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/Braiden-Lee
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By text message to donate £10 Text BRLE99 £10
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Braiden-Lee Prescott has stage 4 neuroblastoma. Three year old Braiden-Lee and his family went to the United States at the end of 2012 so that he could receive the Children’s Oncology Group neuroblastoma treatment. This treatment was not be funded by the NHS and cost in excess of £200,000.
Unfortunately in February 2013 Braiden was found to have relapsed. The family will be returning to the UK so Braiden can have further treatment and to assess if there are any other potential trials or clinical treatments that can help him.
If you can help, please make a donation to the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance UK, or organise a fundraising event to raise money for Braiden-Lee's Appeal.
Braiden-Lee Prescott was born on 7th August 2009, a much loved first son to Wayne and Stephanie. At the end of 2010 Braiden-Lee became a big brother to Tyler and he took to his role like a very proud duck to water. He is a happy and cheeky three year old boy who loves Mickey Mouse and Thomas the Tank Engine.
But one day in the middle of February 2012, parents Wayne and Stephanie noticed that he had started limping. 3 days later he also developed a temperature, so Wayne and Stephanie took Braiden-Lee to the doctor. The doctor said that he couldn’t actually see Braiden limping, but checked his leg anyway. He thought everything was fine and prescribed him some paracetamol for his temperature.
Despite this Braiden-Lee didn’t get better, he got worse. Wayne and Stephanie took him to Leigh walk-in centre. After the Triage assessment, Braiden-Lee was rushed into a side room, stripped down to just his nappy where he had a fan directed at him to cool him down for half an hour.
The walk-in centre arranged for Braiden-Lee to be transferred to Wigan General Hospital where medical staff ran a range of tests on Braiden-Lee. Their initial diagnosis was of septic arthritis, and they transferring Braiden-Lee to Manchester Children’s Hospital. Following x-rays and ultrasound to his hips, they found some signs of ‘thickening’ which they thought confirmed the septic arthritis diagnosis.
Braiden-Lee went into surgery for an hour and half, and his hip joint was washed out to get rid of the infection. The surgeon told his parents that he had not found any signs of infection and was happy with Braiden-Lee following the operation.
However, after a few weeks and a course of intravenous antibiotics in hospital Braiden-Lee wasn’t getting any better, so staff gave him a CT scan of his abdomen and legs followed by an MRI scan. The MRI scan and they found “something” in his legs, hips, pelvis, in a few vertebrae in his spine, and a mass in his abdomen behind his tummy.
The oncologist spoke to Wayne and Stephanie and told them that the tests had shown Braiden-Lee did not have septic arthritis. This was when Braiden-Lee’s parent got the devastating news that the doctors thought their precious son had either had leukaemia or neuroblastoma.
Braiden-Lee needed more tests and three hours in the operating theatre where they did a bone marrow biopsy, a biopsy of the tumour in his abdomen and fitted a Hickman Line into his chest.
The next day the bone marrow biopsy results confirmed the frightening news: cancer cells had been found. Just days later the tumour biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of stage 4 neuroblastoma.
Three year old Braiden-Lee and his family went to the United States before Christmas 2012 where Braiden-Lee started the Children’s Oncology Group neuroblastoma treatment protocol, which uses the antibody ch14-18, and cytokines IL-2 and GM-CSF. The treatment Braiden-Lee will receive in the United States is not available in the same format in the UK, where anti-GD2 and IL2 or just anti-GD2 alone are available as part of a trial. The treatment was not be funded by the NHS and cost in excess of £200,000.
Unfortunately in February 2013 Braiden was found to have relapsed. The family will be coming back to the UK so Braiden can have further treatment and to assess if there are any other potential trials or clinical treatments that could help him.
Braiden's dad Wayne said, “I find it hard to put into words how devastated we were by the diagnosis of neuroblastoma, but we’ve done our best to pick ourselves up and be strong for our little man. He’s our inspiration, a very special little boy and he is a true fighter.”
"Thank you to everyone who has tried to help Braiden. We ask everyone to please carry on supporting his appeal so that we can give our son a chance of beating this terrifying disease."
Please give as much as you can afford, or hold a fundraising event to help Braiden-Lee and other children like him - call the fundraising team on 020 7284 0800 to find out more.
Every donation, no matter how small, helps.
Visit our website http://www.ncca-uk.org/
Raising money for
Charity Registration No. 1135601
We help children with neuroblastoma, a very aggressive childhood cancer, if they can't join UK trials or need a clinical treatment that is only available abroad. We help with treatment costs, support families and fund research.
Donated to braiden by Andrea Richardson-brown thank you xx
Donation by Steph Reece on 08/12/13
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
with all my love little children
Donation by ile on 17/11/13
Donation by Anonymous on 16/11/13
Donation by Anonymous on 06/11/13
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Good luck little man. Hope it helps raised by cake sale at school by my 7 year old and my Zumba ladies. Xxx
Donation by Lisa on 19/10/13
+ £26.35 Gift Aid
Donation by Emma Rigby on 18/10/13
Good luck and keep fighting
Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/13
Donation by Anonymous on 23/09/13
Well done little man xx
Donation by Vikki x on 20/09/13
+ £80.00 Gift Aid
A little something for something big for you!!
Donation by CVK on 10/09/13
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Anonymous on 10/09/13
Donation by tonia bridden on 30/08/13
+ £392.41 Gift Aid
hope u are ok little man. sending lots of hugs and prayers your way xxx
Donation by louise bailey on 06/08/13
+ £0.75 Gift Aid
Donation by Anonymous on 04/08/13
Donation by Anonymous on 24/07/13
Donation of profits from the sale of Little Warrior DVD.
Donation by Brian Worthington on 24/07/13
+ £49.25 Gift Aid
£652 GATE MONEY .£453 ASDA BAG PACK £70 FAIRYGROUND £65 BOUNCE ALOT ..THANK YOU EVERYBODY AT CRILLY PARK ..AND THE ASDA BAG PACK ..WE LOVE YOU BRAIDEN XXXX
Donation by elaine and paul reece on 23/07/13
+ £310.00 Gift Aid
Ur such a star Braiden. Keep up the good work wee man. Our little warrior x
Donation by Helen Davidson on 22/07/13
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
this is half the money from little warrior dvd an download x
Donation by Anonymous on 19/07/13
+ £50.75 Gift Aid
with love to Braiden from an evening of mediumship with Howard Davison at The Tipping Arms 8th July, door entrance, raffle proceeds and collection from the bar...Many thanks everyone xxx
Donation by Julie Jules on 19/07/13
Donation by Anonymous on 18/07/13
Proceeds from the eBay auction of *signed Peter Kay & James T-shirt & goody bag*
Donation by Mel Edwards (Supernoodle1021) on 17/07/13
+ £47.75 Gift Aid
from sophie brown and our local spar tub ,,thank you and well done sophie ..and thank you everybody who puts there change in braidens tub at the spar xxxx
Donation by Anonymous on 17/07/13
+ £25.81 Gift Aid
sending you a big hug!XXXX
Donation by Erzsi on 10/07/13
Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/13
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£107,898.93
- Offline donations£21,020.83
- Text donations£8,536.00
- Total raised£137,455.76
- Gift Aid£15,293.30
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