Max's Cancer Battle

Hello everyone, I'm Ashleigh and Max Cooper is my 5 year old son. Max started school in September despite having endured some of the toughest battles anyone should have to fight. On 22nd May Max was diagnosed with Lymphoma which is cancer of the lymph nodes. This was after multiple blood tests, scans and a biopsy. On 26th May it was confirmed to be Hodgkin Lymphoma. This has been the most heartbreaking and painful experince for all of us. Since then Max has had a CT scan, PET scan, chest X-ray, ECHO (heart scan) and had an operation to have a portacath inserted which is what they use to administer chemotherapy and take bloods. Max has also had an NG tube fitted as the 4 types of medication he has at home were so horrific he refused to take them. This includes steroids which make him very angry on top of the fear and frustration he has to already deal with. We have to give all his medication through the tube. Max has had two cycles of chemotherapy. Max then had another CT scan and PET scan to show how well he reacted to the treatment. The results showed that there had been a 50% decrease in the tumour but there was still active lymphoma.This meant that Max had to undergo 2 1/2 weeks of Radiotherapy. For this to happen as smoothly as possible we had to stay in Belmont near to the Royal Marsden Hospital. This is because Max had to be put under general anaesthetic for the radiotherapy to take place. This finished on 13th September. Another reassessment scan will take place in November to see how he has reacted to it. Since Max's radiotherapy finished he has had multiple blood tests- to see if his levels are rising back to normal. He has also had his portacath removed. As you an imagine trying to explain why this is happening to someone so young has been the hardest thing in the world. Regardless Max has been so brave and strong and takes each day as it comes. Before his diagnosis Max had been asking to go to Disneyland. I would like to raise enough money to be able to take him once his treatment has finished. I know lots of people have already donated but many others asked if there was a way they could donate which is why this page has been set up. Any donations would be highly appreciated, and Many thanks to all that have already donated.

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Ashleigh Cresdee 
Brighton, South East England, United Kingdom