￼￼ Brychan was dealing with pains in the gut and chest, along with difficulties in breathing, eating, moving, and speaking along with weight loss and fatigue along with a small visible lump at his abdomen over the last two to three months. Several A&E and GP appointments only concluded that the issue was perhaps simply just a acid reflux disorder, and that the lump was merely a hernia. It was only three weeks ago where Brychan was finally admitted to hospital for a CT scan, only to discover several tumours spreading across his body at a quick pace.
It was determined that the cancer was advanced, and that it had been developing within him for over a year. This form of cancer is extremely rare within young people, which ultimately led to it being discovered too late. Brychan spent the next two weeks of battling a strong fight against it and his iron will and strength helped him through to as far as he could go. Ultimately however, it was discovered that he suffered numerous complications in his fight, and was therefore declared terminally ill on Friday the 26th of May.
He was then moved out of intensive care and to a more comfortable and atmospheric ward provided by the Teenage Cancer Trust charity foundation that provided a setting without the noises of constant machines, the peace and quiet in comparison to the rush of the intensive care wards, and a large and homely area for Brychan to spend his last days with his family at ease. He passed away comfortably and without any pain at approximately 6:30AM the following Monday on the 29th of May.
To me, personally, he was both a brother and 'one of the lads'. The friend you could rely on to join you in whatever crazy scheme you made up, no matter how nonsensical it was. The friend who'd always be up for a good night out at any cost. And most importantly, the friend who always made sure the people around him were looked after and never failed to lend a helping hand when times got rough. In short, he was a good man who lived life to the full. A good man who didn't deserve to be taken away so quickly and by such an illness.
￼￼ I have started this fundraiser to show Brychan's family just how much appreciated and loved he was in our young community of people, and to allow anyone who knew him or knew of him to chip in and show their support for Brychan and his family throughout the difficult times ahead. It would bring joy to me if we could rally so much support now that in time, when Brychan's younger siblings grow to adulthood, they'll be able to properly look back at this and see how amazing and loved their big brother was.
Everything that is fundraised will be going towards both the family who may use the money towards funeral costs, bills, and the like and also towards the Teenage Cancer Trust charity foundation that looked after Brychan and his family so dearly. Thank you for taking the time to read Brychan's story. Please share his story so we can get to as many people as possible to spread awareness that this is the cruel reality of cancer within young people.
￼￼ If you have any inquiries regarding the fundraiser, don't hesitate to contact me at any time and I will respond to you as soon as possible. Thank you.
- Manon Davies
- Carol Brown
- Kerry Jones
- Aled and Maria
Organizer and beneficiary
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