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    Weʼve raised £1,595 to fund an adventure for Henry after 3 yrs of tough Leukaemia treatment and for 'Children with Cancer UK' research into all childhood cancers.

    Beccles, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 9th March 2019

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    Story

    Henry was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) on January 9th 2016 when he had just turned 7. Within 48 hours his whole life had been turned upside down and an ambulance ride to Addenbrookes confirmed his diagnosis with intensive chemotherapy treatment starting immediately. The first 6 months of treatment threw relentless physical and psychological challenges at Henry with hideous side effects from chemo and steroids which caused a lot of pain, weight gain, anger and restricted mobility. Hen is now 2 years into 3 years of 'maintenance' treatment which for boys with ALL means 3 years of daily chemo, weekly antibiotics and blood tests, monthly check ups, 3 monthly chemo under sedation and emergency stays in hospital if Hen's temperature goes over 38c. Henry has to be within 90 minutes drive of a UK hospital at any time for the duration of the 3 years.

    When Hen's treatment finishes on 9th March 2019 he will still need to take antibiotics for another 6 months and will need monthly check ups but hopefully he will be able to rebuild his strength and start to live a normal life and catch up with his childhood. We really want to be able to raise money to make sure that Henry has an awesome summer seeing friends and visiting places which have been restricted for so long. Caring for a sick child has a big psychological impact on parents and family but also affects day to day work and finances and without some help we won't be able to give Henry the end of treatment adventure that we think he deserves.

    Along what has felt like an Odyssey through a strange world we have met many other children with cancer all dealing with intensive treatments with traumatic side effects. Some of these cancers can be cured, some can't and some are managed but require even longer treatment with possible relapse. That is why we are fundraising jointly for 'Children with Cancer UK' as they are funding crucial research into finding cures, improving treatments and reducing long term side effects of all childhood cancers.

    Henry's Odyssey - Our aim is to give 50% of funds raised to 'Children with Cancer UK' and 50% for an end of treatment adventure for Henry.

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    Supporters

    35

    • Eleanor Harris

      Eleanor Harris

      Feb 20, 2019

    • Kate Heiss

      Kate Heiss

      Feb 10, 2019

      We’ve been moved by Henry’s story after reading about it through the AccessArt #beacreativeproducer competition which Ben was delighted to win. Sending Henry all our love. Kate & Ben x

    • Emma Stone

      Emma Stone

      Feb 5, 2019

      Not much but a little something to make Henry's adventure a little more special! Not long to go now. x

      £20.00

    • Paul Dunn

      Paul Dunn

      Feb 5, 2019

      Its not much but definitely enough for a family entry into a thermal spa...or Beccles Lido.Have fun. You all deserve it.Beer soon? Except this time I'll join in!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 29, 2019

      With our love and very best wishes

    • Gavin Lessing-Caller

      Gavin Lessing-Caller

      Jan 29, 2019

      All the best with your son and his journey

      £30.00

    • Ben, Jill and Phoebe Smith

      Ben, Jill and Phoebe Smith

      Jan 26, 2019

      Wishing Henry a wonderful adventure, love from friends of Bec, Steve and Georgia xx

      £10.00

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    Sarah Cannell

    Sarah Cannell

    Beccles, UK

    I am Henry's Mum, Sarah Cannell, and I want to be able to say yes to all Henry's ideas of travelling at the end of his treatment and to raise money for 'Children with Cancer UK' as they research, find cures, improve treatments and reduce side effects for all childhood cancers.

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