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Glenn Rowswell

Glenn Rowswell is crowdfunding

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£12,540
raised of £50,000 target by 232 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to help our little Buzz live life to the full ❤️ with life-changing stem cell therapy.

Bristol
22 days to go

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Buzz, our little superhero...

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

Luckily for us, 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 Vikki, me and big brother Roo 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 we 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. We are hoping to have raised £5,000 through other fundraisers and kind donations and to raise the rest through here. 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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  • Glenn Rowswell1 year ago
    Glenn Rowswell

    Glenn Rowswell

    1 year ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Wow! Can't believe we've raised over £10,000 on Just Giving, a massive thanks to everyone that's donated here, directly or done any fundraising. We are lost for words. On behalf of little Buzz, thank you so much! xxx We do more regular updates on www.facebook.com/buzzsbattle/

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  • Glenn Rowswell2 years ago
    Glenn Rowswell

    Glenn Rowswell

    2 years ago
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Page last updated on: 7/13/2020 18.36

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232

  • Janet Price

    Janet Price

    Jul 13, 2020

    Keep on keeping on until you reach your goal.

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 12, 2020

    £1,000.00

  • V and Lee

    V and Lee

    Jun 11, 2020

    Some more money made from sale of Baby clothes donated for the cause. Big love guys missing you all xxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 23, 2020

    £50.00

  • Kate Kyriacou

    Kate Kyriacou

    Mar 21, 2020

    Hope this helps you guys 😘😘

    £50.00

  • Nick Turner

    Nick Turner

    Feb 11, 2020

    Go Buzz! x

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 30, 2020

    Good luck. You're all amazingly strong. Keep fighting.

    £100.00

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Glenn Rowswell

Glenn Rowswell

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Hi there, I am Glenn, Buzz's dad. Thank you so much for checking our our page and helping little Buzz. x

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