Weʼve raised £4,837 to Love for Lewis
- Funded on Thursday, 19th November 2020
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We have created this page on behalf of our 12 year old cousin Lewis, who has recently received the devastating diagnosis that he has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia which is rare in children. Lewis has always been a happy healthy little boy so the news came as such a shock to the whole family.
Lewis is strong, determined and has such a positive outlook on life, he is always the one who likes to make others laugh and put a smile on the faces of those he meets!
In September, he started his first year in secondary school at Birkdale High in Southport and settled in straight away, making lots of new friends and thriving in a new environment. Lewis loves spending time with friends and family and missed seeing everyone when lockdown was enforced due to COVID19. During lockdown he spent a lot of time at home doing what he loves; gaming, rapping and chilling with mum Kay, big sister Caitlin, dad Rick, little brother Malakye and the dogs Toby and Missy. As restrictions lifted and the schools reopened, Lewis was so excited to get back to school that he was up, dressed in his uniform and raring to go before 07.30am!
He was only back at school two days before he started feeling unwell and suffering from chest and back pain. Two days later Lewis was admitted into Alder Hey Children's hospital and diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. He has already had numerous blood transfusions and started an intensive course of chemotherapy to prevent this cancer spreading to his brain.
Mum Kay says the care at Alder Hey has been incredible and Lewis has coped so well with such a traumatic first week in hospital, he's been so brave and hasn't complained once, telling everyone he knows he's going to get really poorly before he can get better again.
Lewis will be in hospital for at least two months undergoing the initial intense course of treatments and then further treatments over the next six months. His Mum will be right by his side every step of the way. Rent, food and bills should be the least of Kay’s worries whilst she’s off work to be with Lewis so we have created this page in the hope that we can help raise some money to support the family through this difficult time.
Lewis has never been on a plane or abroad on holiday and has said he would like to go to Benidorm when he finishes his treatment! He'd love nothing more than to swim with dolphins, go to the water parks and enjoy quality time away with his mum and big sister. Hopefully with your help we can make this happen. Any donation no matter how small will be greatly appreciated and give Lewis so much to look forward to once he's beaten this cruel disease.
We are so grateful for the donations already received and the family have been overwhelmed with the amount of love and support they’ve had from not just friends and family but complete strangers!
To help get the word out, if you can share this link to your Facebook/ Instagram or Twitter profiles we'd really appreciate it!
This page has been created on behalf of our bright, gorgeous, funny, caring and talented cousin Lewis. We are so proud of him already but this week he has shown a steely determination we didn’t know he had and we can’t wait to get him home and on the road to recovery.
Please give whatever you can 🙏 Thank you!
Updates over on Love for Lewis Facebook page > @loveforlewis12
- 8 months ago
Ellen Harrington8 months ago
Southport boy born and bred, we've had amazing support locally from family, friends and strangers too, so thank you, we really appreciate all your kinds words, support and prayers! 🙏 We'll be launching a raffle on our Facebook page with some amazing prizes to help raise money tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks and we will be posting updates about all the gifts, goodies and prizes we'll have on offer, so keep your eyes peeled ... there are some BIG ones! ✨ Love for Lewis Facebook page > https://www.facebook.com/loveforlewis12
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Oct 7, 2020
Miracle can happen
Helen Marie Gough
Oct 6, 2020
Loves and hugs Lewis xx
Oct 3, 2020
From my cousin Billy, “sent with best wishes for a speedy recovery, keep smiling Lewis!”
Sep 28, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery, very brave boy Lewis Miss Bridge xxx
Jayne jay grace&Zak xx
Sep 25, 2020
Keep fighting mate your such a strong boy sending you and your family lots of love and hugs 💙
Sep 17, 2020
Keep singing young man!
Sep 12, 2020
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Our little cousin Lewis has recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and so we've created this page in the hope that we can help raise some money to support the family through this difficult time whilst mum is off work and by Lewis' side🧡