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£22,009
raised of £30,000 target by 982 supporters

    Weʼve raised £22,009 to help create precious memories for Caleb and his family while Caleb fights brain cancer for the second time in his short life.

    Funded on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

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    Story

    Caleb, now 4 years old was born tiny at just 27 weeks along with his sisters Poppy and Alyssia. Caleb took unwell around the end of February last year, a CT scan showed a large mass in his brain which was removed. The results have now came back showing it is an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) which is a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Little Caleb received intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy for 6 months.

    Caleb travelled to Florida in May 2019 and underwent proton beam therapy which the doctors thought had been 99% successful. Caleb then went onto stay at The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow for another bought of intense chemotherapy.

    After thinking everything was ok, the family sadly received devastating news on Monday 1st June. Caleb's family were called by the hospital to go in at 1pm to discuss Caleb's recent MRI. The family were given the devastating news that their beautiful sons cancer has returned this time more aggressive and with 4 more spots. At this time the surgeons and oncology team were in agreement that there is nothing more that they could do.

    LATEST UPDATE 7th June 2020- There has been a development in Caleb’s fight against brain cancer. Since getting the devastating news last week that Caleb only had 4 months to live, through tears and sleepless nights we decided to fight for a second opinion. We found a trial drug in Manchester that we hope will give us more time with Caleb.

    With the backing of an oncologist in Manchester, and Caleb's surgeon in Glasgow we have decided to opt for Caleb to go in for surgery on Tuesday 16th June. The plan will be to remove most of the tumour and then proceed with the drug.

    Taking this option may give us time or it could shrink the tumour, we dont know for sure what the outcome will be. In saying that, we are going to give it our best shot. Caleb has been deteriorating quite rapidity this week and this would give him the best possible chance. The operation lasts approximately 8 hours, it may not work, Caleb may not make it out of theatre. As difficult as it is to make the decision to operate, these risks are the same risks we faced last year when Caleb was diagnosed with ATRT for the first time. If we didnt take the chance we would never forgive ourselves.

    LATEST UPDATE 19th June 2020- Less than a week after his surgery Caleb is now HOME!!!

    Caleb has done so well with his recovery that he’s now home with his family.

    Everyone is so happy to see him, especially his sisters 💕💕 Caleb LOVES home cooking and is looking forward to some good food 😊😊Caleb's family will be keeping an eye on him as he continues to recover from his operation but today is another win that we are so thankful for .

    Please keep our precious Caleb in your thoughts and prayers. As the family are trying to come to terms with the the journey ahead, I have set up a crowdfunding page to help raise funds to create as many precious memories for Caleb and his family.

    Caleb's family would like to thank everyone who has supported them throughout this difficult time and although they may not be able to reply to all messages, they will read them all x

    To follow Caleb's journey on facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/caringforcaleb3

    To read the recent Daily record article on Caleb by Nicholas Keyden, please click on the link https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scots-tot-aggressive-brain-tumour-22127623

    will be reading them all x

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    • Natasha Earle1 year ago
      Natasha Earle

      Natasha Earle

      1 year ago

      Thank you to The Sunday Post for their story on Caleb's fight with cancer and his trail drug. Caleb is fighting as hard as ever to beat ATRT but we need more awareness on the condition and more research needs to be done to find better treatment options for this terrible illness. To read The Sunday Post article click on the link https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/drug-trial-hope-for-four-year-old-superhero-triplet-with-life-threatening-illness/amp/

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    • Natasha Earle2 years ago
      Natasha Earle

      Natasha Earle

      2 years ago

      Caleb had a nice day yesterday playing dress up ☺️ He also got a lovely cake dropped off from his firefighter friend 🚒 🎂 Like most 4 year olds Caleb loves to be silly and play around. He is slowly Thanks to everyone that’s dropped of gifts for the kids and sent their love ... another thing we are very grateful for ❤️

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    • Natasha Earle2 years ago
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      Natasha Earle

      2 years ago

      Caleb had a nice day yesterday playing dress up ☺️ He also got a lovely cake dropped off from his firefighter friend 🚒 🎂 Like most 4 year olds Caleb loves to be silly and play around. He is slowly Thanks to everyone that’s dropped of gifts for the kids and sent their love ... another thing we are very grateful for ❤️

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 1, 2021

      xox

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 29, 2021

      Hope Caleb, staying safe, well..

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 27, 2021

      Happy birthday Caleb xx

    • Charis

      Charis

      Jan 27, 2021

      Happy birthday Caleb Alyssa and Poppy. I was so happy to hear your fantastic news on your MRI results. Keep strong mum and dad and have a lovely day everyone xx

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 22, 2021

      Praying for healing for Caleb and strength for his family 💙

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    • Lily Brannan

      Lily Brannan

      Jan 15, 2021

      £30.00

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      Jan 9, 2021

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