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Weʼre raising £24,000 to help raise funds for life-changing stem cell therapy for a three year old boy, Buzz Rowswell.

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In December 2015, Buzz Rowswell was born full-term and healthy. But a few days after leaving hospital he fell very ill due to untreated new-born jaundice, which unfortunately resulted in a permanent brain injury.

Buzz's brain injury is called 'Kernicterus' and effects less than 1 in 100,000 children and is classed as a ‘never event’ (as in it shouldn’t happen) in many modern countries, as the professionals have all the necessary means of testing and treating jaundice.

However, the hospital and local community service neglected to take Buzz’s jaundice seriously and the little guy is now left battling with the consequences every day of his life.

Luckily Buzz is a real fighter and after being given a small percentage of survival he beat the odds. But sadly due to his brain injury he has severe cerebral palsy and can’t crawl, walk, talk or sit up unaided... yet!

Due to his injury, Buzz also has a rare type of hearing loss called auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). In addition to this he also suffers with a lot of pain from constant muscle spasms and has an unsafe swallow so has to be fed and given his medications through a peg feeding tube directly into his tummy. As a result of all this Buzz has been classed as life limited.

Buzz and his amazing Mum, Dad and big brother work relentlessly every day on a range of therapies and activities including physio, speech & language, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy and many other activities to help Buzz progress in life.

But more can be done and Buzz's parents are trying to raise £55,000 in total so Buzz can take a series of trips to Panama for life-changing stem cell therapy, something that the NHS will not fund. For the latest updates see the Buzz's Battle Facebook page.

This type of stem cell therapy would mean injecting stem cells into Buzz to help repair some of the damaged tissue in the brain. As with any therapy there are no guarantees, but other children with the same brain injury have seen incredible results with one of Buzz’s Kernicterus friends starting to sit independently, say words and most importantly suffer a lot less pain.

So, how can you help? Quite simply by helping to fundraise through a challenge or simply just by donating here.

We just want to give Buzz the best chance at having a happy, healthy and long life and with your help we can.

Thank you so much on behalf of Buzz. xxx

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  • Martin Loxston-Beed4 days ago
    Martin Loxston-Beed

    Martin Loxston-Beed

    4 days ago

    Thank you everyone for your donations! Buzz’s parents are so pleased with everyone’s generosity. As you can see in the photo attached, Buzz has been rather unwell of late, so your generosity and messages of support are particularly welcome!

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Page last updated on: 3/22/2019 21.55

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  • Andy Cowen

    Andy Cowen

    Mar 22, 2019

    Best of luck Martin... rather you than me tho... 😉

    £20.00

  • Emma Bartolo

    Emma Bartolo

    Mar 22, 2019

    Good luck Martin!

    £20.00

  • Matthew Pont

    Matthew Pont

    Mar 20, 2019

    Good luck Martin!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 20, 2019

    Best of luck! :-)

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 20, 2019

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 20, 2019

    £5.00

  • L Stevens

    L Stevens

    Mar 20, 2019

    Great cause. Good luck

    £10.00

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