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Weʼre raising £7,500 to Help Paul Lockyer and Rachel Allen manage the day to day costs of living at Great Ormond Street with James

London, UK
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In October 2017, only weeks before his parents were due to get married, James, who was just 3, was rushed into hospital with swelling on the brain. After months of tests, during which James has been critically ill, sustaining significant brain injury, he has been diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic condition, triggered by exposure to the Epstein Barr Virus. The only hope is for James to receive a life saving bone marrow transplant. In a cruel twist, James' baby brother, Samuel has also been diagnosed with the condition so will need a transplant to prevent the same thing happening to him. Since October, the family's time has been split between hospitals in Oxford and London, with one parent constantly with James and one trying to keep things as normal as possible for little Samuel, all while trying to work to pay the mortgage and day to day bills. Understandably, things are getting tough and even if donors are found for both boys, the treatment will last at least another 2 years. I would love to be able to ease the burden just a tiny bit and allow them to focus on getting James well and preventing the same thing happening to Samuel.

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  • Rebecca Northcott1 month ago
    Rebecca Northcott

    Rebecca Northcott

    1 month ago

    5 days into a year long process and James is coping. Chemo has caused him pain and hair loss but he's doing ok, all things considered. Thanks so much for all your prayers, good wishes and donations.

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  • Rebecca Northcott1 month ago
    Rebecca Northcott

    Rebecca Northcott

    1 month ago

    James is at this very moment receiving his bone marrow transplant. This is massive. Thanks everyone...

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  • Rebecca Northcott2 months ago
    Rebecca Northcott

    Rebecca Northcott

    2 months ago

    Breaking donation news...£500 anonymous offline donation and £500 donated by the Ivinghoe Parish Council. What wonderful, wonderful people there are in the world. Thanks everyone!

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Page last updated on: 7/17/2018 10:15 AM

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203

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2018

    After fundraising at the Nursery, we're happy to donate £360 to the Lockyer's, we are thinking of you all.With best wishes from all the staff, parents and children at Heirs and Graces Day Nursery

    £360.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2018

    £15.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 14, 2018

  • Stuart Foote

    Stuart Foote

    Jul 13, 2018

    Thinking of you through this challenging time. X

    £20.00

  • Katie & J Wardle

    Katie & J Wardle

    Jul 12, 2018

    £10.00

  • Keeley Swords

    Keeley Swords

    Jul 12, 2018

    Speedy recovery little man so you can hopefully all be back home as a family soon xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 11, 2018

    Thinking of James and his family and sending love and best wishes

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Rebecca Northcott

Rebecca Northcott

London, UK

I'm a friend of Paul and Rachel. We live too far away to be of any practical help and being at the end of a phone just doesn't feel enough right now. So... I'm crowd funding!

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