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I am 12 years old and live in Seasalter, Whitstable with my family.

You can read my full story further down the page, but for now I have an urgent update.

Wednesday 6th September 2012.

The update my mum never wanted to write… I have relapsed, my mum explained this means my cancer has come back again. I still feel OK, but I know I am going to get sick all over again, and I know my family are very worried. I will be starting chemotherapy again here in England, but my Mum and Dad have explained that there isn’t very much chemo I can have now and I might have to go far away to get the medicine that might make me better. I am also starting a special diet and different types of therapies that will hopefully help me fight the Neuroblastoma and win again.

 

A message from Reece’s mum.

Reece understands what he is now facing, but he can’t even begin to understand the price tag attached to accessing a potential cure. We have raised a small amount while Reece was well, and this has been used to begin a regime of anti-cancer food and supplements. We have accepted the chemotherapy that has been kindly offered to us, but while we hope this will be enough to rid his body of the cancer once more, we also know that it might not, and there will be nothing left to try. With this in mind we feel we must try to raise enough for a relapse option in Germany. This will cost in the region of £150,000. We will work as hard as we can to give Reece this lifeline, but we need your help. Please donate whatever you can, and help us share his story. If everyone who heard about Reece gave just £1, he could have his safety net in place, in time.

If you would like to get involved with Reece’s appeal, perhaps by organising an event or supporting existing ones, please get in touch with us via Reece’s Appeal page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Reece-Puddington-Appeal-Neuroblastoma-Stage-4-Cancer/250253998319347?sk=wall

You can also donate directly into Reece's Natwest bank account. Account number - 88691543, Sort Code – 55-81-28.

For further details on ways to donate please visit www.familiesagainstneuroblastoma.org

 

Thank you xxxx


In April (2008) my back and left hip were hurting me so much that after a trip to my doctors and my local hospital I had an ultrasound scan. After doing this on the 9th May they found a tumour on the adrenal gland on the top of my right kidney which they told mummy was cancer.

The lovely doctors magically put me to sleep so that they could fit a Hickman line to my chest, so that they could give me a drug to help make me better. This is called Chemotherapy. I like to call my Hickman line my Wigglies. They also fitted an NG tube that goes through my nose into my stomach so that I can be fed a special milk overnight as I kept losing too much weight.

For the next 6 days I had to be a very brave boy and have lots more tests done before I could start my chemotherapy. The tests results revealed that the cancer had spread to my bone marrow, sternum, the left side of my pelvis and my right femur. My condition would now be known as Neuroblastoma Stage 4.

Since then I have had 8 rounds of chemo, 4 lots of a stronger chemo, stem cell harvest, major surgery, a high dose chemo followed by a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and 6 months of cis retonic acid tablets. As well as all of that I have had shingles, sepsis and countless blood and platelet transfusions.

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A donation to a child's individual appeal will be held for the sole use of that child for treatment and access to that treatment. Should the child no longer need the money raised in their name, funds will either become available to other children within the charity, moved to our emergency fund, donated to Neuroblastoma research, donated to our general fund, or a combination of all four, as agreed with the family. 

Raising money for

Families Against Neuroblastoma

Families Against Neuroblastoma

Charity Registration No. 1135974

FAN provides assistance and support in all aspects of dealing with Neuroblastoma. Our main objective is to help get UK children life saving treatment usually only available abroad at great expense. FAN also provides days out, wishes and holidays, campaigns for awareness and change, and more.

Donations 797

You are so brave. I am praying for you...and your Mum.

Donation by Anonymous on 13/03/14

£50.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 08/03/14

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God be with you.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/03/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

your incredibly brave young dude all the best to you

Donation by brad in edinburgh on 04/03/14

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Donation by Anonymous on 02/03/14

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Awesome bucket list - go for it!

Donation by Anonymous on 02/03/14

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good luck xx

Donation by Anonymous on 27/02/14

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Donation by Anonymous on 22/02/14

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SUCH A BRAVE AND INSPIRING BOY <3 <3

Donation by Matthew South on 21/02/14

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/02/14

£4.00

What a brave boy you are! ❤️

Donation by Anonymous on 21/02/14

£10.00

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God bless

Donation by Anonymous on 20/02/14

£10.00

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Reece, you 're such a brave and courageous young man, I sincerely hope you achieve the remaining items on your bucket list. Good Luck

Donation by Peter M. Evans on 20/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What an inspiration Reece. God bless.

Donation by Anonymous on 20/02/14

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God bless

Donation by Anonymous on 20/02/14

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Donation by Steff Pfadenhauer on 20/02/14

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Donation by Anonymous on 20/02/14

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god bless you all

Donation by june on 20/02/14

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God Bless

Donation by Simon Campbell on 20/02/14

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Donation by Anonymous on 20/02/14

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Reece, I am so incredibly touched by your story. You're such a brave young man. Here's a little something to help with your bucket list. Sending you lots of love xx

Donation by Cat on 20/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/02/14

£20.00

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  • Offline donations£3,742.91
  • Text donations£899.00
  • Total raised£18,129.76
  • Gift Aid£2,388.13

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