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£270raised of £10,000 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £270 to raise money for Dewi for a TV, Nintendo switch, bicycle and a trip to Disney world in Florida when he ends his fungal treatment.

    Funded on Tuesday, 29th August 2017

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    We want to raise money for Dewi to have the things we believe he deserves for his birthday in August, he wants a TV, Nintendo switch and a new bike.
    He has had a turbulent time since his Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia diagnosis on 15/12/2015. We were told initially that we would be home for Christmas but unfortunately from there on it went horribly wrong. The Doctors in noahs ark hospital discovered a fungal growth in his right lung and they initially thought they'd have to remove the lung. Whilst they were still debating what to do about this problem, Dewi had his first visit to ICU for a gastric bleed in January 2016. Thankfully after 3 days of nil by mouth he recovered and then on 5th February he had a seizure and they did a brain scan and found that this fungal growth had caused 7 lesions in his brain, this then led to being his second visit to ICU. Seeing my son being kept alive by machines was heartbreaking and a picture I'll never forget! Further tests and biopsies showed he also had these lesions in his spleen and oesophagus thus being the reason he couldn't swallow food for a few months and relied on his NG tube. He was eventually discharged from hospital on 4th March 2016.
    The fungal growths mean that since May 2016 he has had to attend hospital every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for specialist fungal IV drugs and this has meant he's missed lots of a normal childhood and has only returned to school in October 2016 and this is only for 2 days per week.
    Due to the nature of his illnesses he's had numerous hospital admissions and it's an illness which has impacted his life dramatically and with everything else he has also been diagnosed with avascular necrosis in his left hip. This is just something we will have to keep an eye on and just hope that it will not get significantly worst as it will mean hip replacements when he's older.
    So we are hoping also to take him on holiday at the end of his fungal treatment and he wishes to go to Disney World.

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    • Clare Burns2 years ago
      Clare Burns

      Clare Burns

      2 years ago

      Id just like to thank everyone whom has already donated - it really does mean so much to us! We've had some really good news lately as all of Dewis "fungal" treatment has stopped and hes doing extremely well in himself! Some slight changes to the funding, Dewi has now decided he wants an xbox 1 so we are buying him one today ready for his birthday on 2nd August. He has been given a bike by a fab charity cakked cyclists beating cancer so all the money will now be going towards his Florida trip in 2019

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    Supporters

    18

    • DAN JONES

      DAN JONES

      Jul 29, 2017

      Love Dan & Janine

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 27, 2017

      £10.00

    • Paul and Alison Davies Aberystwyth

      Paul and Alison Davies Aberystwyth

      May 21, 2017

      Good luck with the fund raising.

      £20.00

    • No name

      No name

      May 19, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 19, 2017

      Hope Dewi gets all on his wish list.

      £20.00

    • Gail Evans

      Gail Evans

      May 19, 2017

      Such a brave young man.hope you get your holiday you both deserve it.good .xx☺

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 18, 2017

      £5.00

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