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Weʼre raising £2,000 to cycle from London to Amsterdam in aid of Buzz's Battle!

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Help little Buzz live life to the full

The plan! -

Team Spaff (Myself Eleanor Spencer, Kitty and Farrid Adhamy-Nichol and Rafa Sanchez) are setting off on a cycling mission from London to Amsterdam to raise money for a well worthy cause! Please read little Buzz's story and if you can, then show us some support and sponsor us!

Buzz's Story -

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 resulted in a permanent brain injury.

This type of 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 our little guy is now left living with the consequences.

Luckily Buzz is a real fighter and after being given a small percentage of survival and beating all the odds he has grown into the most charismatic, brave and loving little guy. But sadly due to his brain injury he has severe cerebral palsy and can’t crawl, walk, talk or sit up unaided... yet!

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. Due to all this Buzz has been classed as life limited.

Buzz and his amazing mum Vikki, dad Glenn and big brother Roo work relentlessly every day on a range of therapies including physio, speech & language, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy and many other activities to help Buzz progress.

But more can be done and we are trying to raise a grand total of £50,000 for Buzz to take a series of trips to Panama for life-changing stem cell therapy, something that the NHS will not fund.

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 be in a lot less pain.

So, how can you help? Quite simply by becoming one of Buzz’s Bees and helping to fundraise or simply just by donating.

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

Keep up to date with Buzz's progress on facebook by clicking this link Buzz's Battle

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 14, 2019

      This sounds like fun but also a challenge. Will sponsor more when I’m off MAT leave xx

      £20.00

    • Jacqui Hunt

      Jacqui Hunt

      Feb 28, 2019

      Good luck with your trip! Brilliant x

    • Rachel Gigg

      Rachel Gigg

      Feb 28, 2019

      Well done guys, such a great cause. I really hope Buzz can receive any treatment that could help him ❤️

      £20.00

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    Team Spaff (Myself Eleanor Spencer, Kitty and Farrid Adhamy-Nichol and Rafa Sanchez) are setting off on a cycling mission from London to Amsterdam to raise money for a well worthy cause! Please read little Buzz's story and if you can, then show us some support and sponsor us!

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