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Weʼre raising £4,000 to fund an adventure for Henry after 3 yrs of tough Leukaemia treatment and for 'Children with Cancer UK' research into all childhood cancers.

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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. We also are planning a fundraising exhibition and sale of postcard sized artworks in September 2018 and invite donations of original artwork from artists working in any medium. If you would like to donate an artwork please go to www.sarahcannell.com/henrys-odyssey Donated artworks will be available to view on Instagram at #henrysodyssey as they arrive and can then be purchased from the exhibition - more details to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 9, 2018

    £100.00

  • Bennet Longman

    Bennet Longman

    Aug 3, 2018

    Been meaning to do this for ages. Well done for surviving what must have been a very tough experience. Lots of love to you and the family

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 7, 2018

    £100.00

  • Louise Proudlove

    Louise Proudlove

    Jun 16, 2018

    Finally remembered to make our contribution. Great to hear on the family grapevine that you are getting lots of art donations too - fingers crossed they all sell well xxxx

    £200.00

  • Maddy Pikarsky

    Maddy Pikarsky

    Jun 4, 2018

    Go girl..! ...and squeeze that Hen from me...!! xx

  • Amy Orrell

    Amy Orrell

    May 27, 2018

    So sorry to learn of the difficult times you've all been going through. Wishing you and your little one a wonderful adventure at the end of the treatment xx

    £10.00

  • Silvi Debernardi

    Silvi Debernardi

    May 12, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising and good luck to Henry in his recovery. All the best, Silvi

    £30.00

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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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