Weʼre raising £70,000 to HELP FUND TRAVIS, FIGHTING AGAINST CHRONIC BRAIN TUMOR..
- Nottingham, UK
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TRAVIS THOMPSONS FIGHT AGAINST CHRONIC BRAIN TUMOR:
We are raising £70,000 to help Travis Thompson receive adequate cancer treatment for his brain tumor which has recently escalated to a chronic state.
Travis Thompson was first diagnosed with a deadly pediatric brain tumor at the age of 4 , September 2014. He has been surviving with this tumor ever since then, though it has been hard, Travis shows to be optimistic about his situation as he is a bubbly child. Travis Thompson is being treated at Queens Medical Centre under the NHS trust but cannot be funded any longer due to the escalation of his brain tumor. The escalation of his brain tumor started mid July ,2017 where Travis started vomiting uncontrollably on a daily, seemed to be confused of events happening around him and had slight loss of eyesight and hearing which lead to him having slurred speech.
His mother Sarah Thompson describes her son as the most caring and loveable you could ever meet. She carries on to say “ He loves being around people most as he is very chatty and loves playing around”. He loves watching cartoons and animal planet . He has a dog which he loves and takes so much care of as he has no siblings . He is his parents only pride and joy as his mother had complications when giving birth to Travis and doctors declared that she might not be able to have any children anymore. “He’s my one and only boy and I could do anything to save him” says Sarah. She finds strength in her son who is fighting for his life and is also hopeful as her son is that they will find help.
Travis was declared by doctors to have a chronic medullablastoma brain tumor type , caused by mutations that he developed as a child, these mutations allow cells to grow and divide at increased rates and continue living when healthy cells would die , even cells to fight off the tumor would now die making accessible and vulnerable to a number of countless diseases. It originates in the part of the brain that is towards the back and the bottom, on the floor of the skull, in the cerebellum or the posterior fossa . His immune system basically comes to a shut down and he can only live under the intensive and extensive care of doctors and nurses.
I have just set up this Just giving page to help Travis and his parents ,who this is their only child raise as much funds as possible for specialized treatment across the globe with the hope that something can be done to better Travis’s situation. After sleepless nights researching we have found that adequate and effective treatment can cost way over £50,000 a time. Treatment begins with maximal surgical removal of the tumor if possible, the addition of intensive radiation to the entire neuraxis. Some evidence indicates that proton beam irradiation reduces the impact of radiation on the cochlear and cardiovascular areas and reduces the cognitive late effects of cranial irradiation. These are only some of the procedures Travis has to undergo to atleast lessen the chronic effects of his brain tumor. Fundraising is the only chance we have to save little Travis’s life.
We have heard of so many stories of children surviving this chronic brain tumor through the help of sponsors and fundraising and we hope to get this result aswell in our cry out for help.
As family there is not a lot anyone can do to make this situation any better . What we want to do is try to ease the financial constraints where possible and with your help we can surely surely do this. As this is an unpredictable diagnoses we would also like to use the donated money to help Travis and his family make the best out the times that he is still alive.
Thank you for taking your time and reading we will appreciate any amount of donation to contribute towards saving little Travis’s life. If there is anyone with fundraising suggestions please ,I urge you let us know.
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