This friday the 30th of june, my 9 year old little brother Jamieson was admitted to the Warrnambool hospital in VIC, he had been vomiting and not well for weeks, Mum had taken him to the doctors numerous times and then they just assured her it was because he was constipated. Mum went with her instincts and wanted a second opinion so she took him to another doctor, he told them to go home pack a bag and go straight to the hospital, later that night they done a scan on his brain and found a brain tumor. He was taken to the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne. Over the last few days he has had scans and he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor called (DIPG) Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas. Unlike many brain tumors, a DIPG tumor cannot be removed through surgery. Attempting surgical removal of a brain stem tumor would likely cause severe neurological damage and could even be fatal.
Jamieson will start radiation tomorow, The benefits of radiation, however, are only temporary. Even for those patients whose tumors shrink during radiation, the treatment does not increase their chances of survival, and the tumor begins to grow again within months. Because DIPG patients who do not undergo radiation have a median survival length of roughly 5 months, radiation therapy typically extends a patient’s life by about 3 months. Please help my mum who is a single mother and has raised Jamieson and Noah (Jamiesons 6 year old brother) all on her own, the boys have also got autism so she has done such an amazing job and im so proud of her, Jamieson has 7 siblings and a big family that cares for him so so much! Please donate anything you can so she can give Jamieson the best that she can without the extra stress of money/bills and all the travelling she will have to do as she lives 4 hours from the Hospital ect, also to take jamieson on a holiday and do some fun things while he is still able to, Mum has also had a stroke last year and is unable to work so every little bit will help. Thankyou so much. We love you Jamieson, Beautiful boy ❤