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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help Archie receive vital treatment for his neuroblastoma (A rare childhood cancer)

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We are raising money to help support Archie Brennan in his fight against Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.

Last August, 2 year old Archie was given a 50% chance of survival, and over the past 6 months his family (Mum Alex, Dad Max and little brother Oscar, born in November) have been by his side as he received chemotherapy at GOSH, returning home for just 3 weeks over Christmas.

Neither Alex and Max have worked since Archie fell ill, putting a huge strain on life. It was decided that as Archie was responding well to treatment that Max would return to work.

But just 2 days into Max's first week back, a scan showed that the cancer has returned and Archie has relapsed.

At the moment, it is only showing in his left femur (both bone and bone marrow) - however the nature of this particular cancer means that it is likely still hiding in other sites, just not in a mass big enough to pick up on a scan.

Following some incredibly difficult meetings with the oncology team we have been told that there is now just an 8% chance he will see the next 5 years and that realistically treatment is more about buying time rather than curing.

Max now doesn't know when or if he can return to work, and so we are looking to raise money not only to help with future treatments, but also to support Max and Alex so they can spend as much time as possible with their beautiful boy, building his strength to give him the best possible chance of beating this devastating disease.

What makes all of this even harder, is that Archie is the best he has been since just before his diagnosis and to look at him (other than his feeding tube) you would not know anything was wrong. We were lulled into a false sense of security and thought we were winning this fight. It’s so hard seeing a happy healthy little boy, knowing you have to make him sick again.

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    133

    • Liz Green

      Liz Green

      Jul 5, 2018

      I'm so glad that I got to know Archie a little, and an abiding memory is of him playing the piano with Duncle last Christmas. Many supportive prayers and blessings to Max, Ali and all the family.

      £150.00

    • The Heath Faimly

      The Heath Faimly

      Jul 3, 2018

      We did not meet Archie but all those who spoke at his funeral today demonstrated that he was a very special young chap. In particular, Ali's speech was remarkable for its courage and its clarity.

      £1,000.00

    • Martin Clarkson

      Martin Clarkson

      Jun 5, 2018

      Well done, Stuart (amazing time!) & Ed & Henry too 🏃‍♂️ What stars you all are! Linda and Martin xxx

    • Marilyn Pain

      Marilyn Pain

      Jun 4, 2018

      Well Done on achieving your target!!

      £20.00

    • Gaynor Fitzgerald gould

      Gaynor Fitzgerald gould

      Jun 2, 2018

      £50.00

    • John Parkes

      John Parkes

      Jun 1, 2018

      All the best

      £30.00

    • Joanna Donn

      Joanna Donn

      May 30, 2018

      With very best wishes

      £10.00

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    Stuart Simons

    Stuart Simons

    I'm running the Edinburgh Marathon and Ed and Henry are running the Westminster Mile it's a privilege to be raising much needed funds for Achie's fight against Neuroblastoma. Words can't express how unfair it is for him to be suffering, so we are doing what we can to help! 😁

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