Weʼre raising £7,000 to 10 year old Cayden suffering from Brain Cancer and permanent blindness from a recent surgery.
- Haverhill, UK
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Thank you for clicking on this page, we are aiming to help an amazing little boy suffering from an aggressive brain tumour and full vision loss to enjoy life and play like a 10-year-old should be. here is our story and what we want to do for little Cayden.
We are Steve and Lee, we are father and son who love to cycle long distances together as a hobby. Steve is 58 and started cycling 10 years ago, He wishes to continue cycling indefinitely even with his Chronic COPD he has overcome his own huge hurdles to maintains a great level of fitness by cycling around 50-60 miles a week with Lee. Ill turn 37 on the day of the ride and have been cycling for 5 years and have a great passion to push myself further with each ride and will continue to enjoy this experience with Steve. But we wish to put our passion for cycling to a great use and help someone very dear to us.....
We are doing this for Cayden, Steves Grandson and my Nephew. He's a 10 year old boy who has always loved spending time with his family, going on adventures and making memories. Sadly 2 Years ago he started getting sick, after countless doctors appointments and being sent home without answers, things took a turn for the worst one day at his sisters birthday party, his sight disappeared and was rushed into hospital, hours go by with tests and no improvement, the results from a scan came in... a large brain tumour the size of a large orange located in his Frontal lobe above the optic nerve. Shocked and heartbroken everyone was hopeful, "surgery? relieve the pressure from his optic nerve, recover and go back to normal, playing with his sisters and going on adventures". 4 days go by waiting for surgery, and on the 8th of March the big day comes, surgery to remove the Nasty Blob from his head and hope for his eyesight to return. Nobody expected the news that was to come after surgery to remove the tumour. Its a highly aggressive, cancerous tumor. and 9% of the mass was left behind. It was just too close to his optic nerve. Then on the 3rd of April he needed to have another surgery to remove fluid that was building up on his brain, they were able to remove a further 3% leaving 6% behind with the chance of it being reduced with a year of chemo and radiotherapy. Cayden started his radiotherapy on the 5th of May. He is going to be having 30 sessions Mon-Fri each week until the end of June. Alongside this he is taking oral chemotherapy tablet every day. After that he will move onto more intensive chemo where is will spend 5 consecutive days in hospital every 6 weeks having the chemo through his Hickman line. If the remaining tumour does not subside he may need to have a last resort surgery with a low chance of survival as the doctors are unable to confidently predict any outcomes as they still do not know exactly what his tumour is, as it is so rare (they cannot even give it a name). Cayden has 0% sight in right eye and only very limited sight in this Left eye (only able to detect shadows) with an no chance of getting any better.
Caydon would benefit highly from money being raised to help pay for equipment and for the help needed for him to achieve the highest quality of life possible. We would love to give him a holiday with his family to Egypt and to also visit Orlando Universal studios as he loves all movies and especially Star Wars, Harry Potter, and all superhero movies. We would also love to provide him with stimulating toys he can interact with and for him feel like an average playful child again as he is unable to be at school, play with friends or play with his old toys, often getting frustrated and left out.
Steve and I will be doing the 24-hour bike ride to help raise the funds to make this possible. We will be using our road bikes to cycle for 24 hours and aim for a combined distance of 800 kilometres. We will be cycling from Haverhill to Hunstanton along the coast through Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and so on. The projected route will be shown on a map. There will be live updates on our position and activities with photos and videos. on our facebook page Caydens Journey We will be wearing our T-shirts to show we are doing this for a great cause.
If you would like to donate to our fundraiser we would highly appreciate it and you will be helping us to give an amazing little boy something he would not have had without your help.
If you aren't able to donate, you can also help a huge amount by sharing this post and making others aware of our goal for Cayden.
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- 3 months ago
Paige Morris3 months ago
Thank you all so so much for all of the amazing support! It's unbelievable Cayden has reached over £1000 in just 3 short days! The donations and sharing to help this brave little guy means the world to us. And thank you to Steve Barton for the beautiful story for Cayden and the fundraiser in today's Haverhill Echo! The whole family are truly gratful for your time and generosity. 💙
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We are CaydensJourneyUK. We are aiming to raise money for 10 year old Cayden who is suffering from Brain Cancer and Permanent blindness from his recent surgery.
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