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    Weʼve raised £1,192 to fund ours sons trip to America for proton beam therapy

    Spalding, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 22nd May 2017

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    Our son kieran was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May 2016 which was removed two days later to stop him losing his sight only the tumour was wrapped round his optic nerve and pituitary gland. The surgeon managed to remove 95% of the tumour but kieran has been left with several medical conditions which mean he needs to take three different lots of medication at various times in the day. He has to take medication every day so his body can cope with stress if he becomes unwell or burns himself or breaks a limb he has to have an emergency cortisone injection which only oursrlves and staff at the school he attends have training for. He has lost his peripheral vision because of where the tumour was wrapped round his optic nerve. We were told after the first operation he might need to have the same operation in 5 years time. So imagine our shock when kieran went for a routine scan in November last year and we were told that the tumour had remained active and was producing cystic fluid which was building up in his brain. They operated again in February this year and managed to remove the rest of the tumour and drain the cystic fluid. We have now been told that kieran needs to go to America for proton beam therapy that will mean he should be tumour free for at least ten years. Without this treatment he will need to keep going into hospital every 6-12 months to have an operation to remove the cystic fluid.
    While we are in America neither of us are being paid by our employers so as well as having to cope with the stress of dealing with the situation we are also going to be worrying about our financial situation. Over the past year we have had to take a lot of time off work to take kieran to addenbrooks hospital for his check ups.

    Our hope is that we can go to America for kieran to have his treatment then we can get back to some kind of normality for the whole family.

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    • karen Taylor2 years ago
      karen Taylor

      karen Taylor

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanks for all your generous donations they were really appreciated. We have now raised the money we needed to be able to take kieran to America for his treatment.

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    Supporters

    43

    • Sarah Hollowell

      Sarah Hollowell

      May 9, 2017

    • Jo Batch

      Jo Batch

      May 9, 2017

      All the best xx

      £5.00

    • Amanda Vickers

      Amanda Vickers

      May 9, 2017

      £10 for raffle tickets and £10 donation. Good luck with your fundraising for you little guy xx

      £20.00

    • Andrew Mckeown

      Andrew Mckeown

      Apr 16, 2017

      To Kieran, lots of love Andrew, Tracey, Oliver & Amelia in Dubai xxx

      £100.00

    • Andrew Mckeown

      Andrew Mckeown

      Apr 16, 2017

      To Kieran, hope this helps, from O & T in Dubai xxx

      £110.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 11, 2017

      I am a survivor of a Craniopharyngioma Tumor. I pray all goes well.

    • Katy Llewellyn

      Katy Llewellyn

      Apr 10, 2017

      Wishing you all the best for the trip to America and thinking of you all. Missed the event at school but didn't want to miss out supporting you.

      £10.00

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