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Jayden is a 6 year old beautiful, funny, cheeky and crazy boy. He is a proud brother to his siblings and has a big family who love him very much. Up until recently has been perfectly healthy and happy.
On 21st December 2022 Jaydens mum had a phone call from his school, asking her to collect Jayden as his eye had suddenly turned inwards. Jayden went to the Royal Eye Infirmary, where his eye sight was found to be fine. He was booked in for an MRI scan on Thursday 5th January. That is the day our lives changed.
MRI showed a "lump" in his brain stem. We had an agonising week wait to be seen in Bristol hospital for a diagnosis and treatment options. Sadly, Jayden has been diagnosed with DIPG. DIPG is a type of high grade brain tumour. High grade brain tumours tend to grow quickly and are more likely to spread to other parts of the brain or spinal cord. DIPGs originate in an area of the brain, and more specifically the brainstem, called the pons. The pons is an area deep within the lower part of the brain which is responsible for a number of critical bodily functions, such as breathing, sleeping and blood pressure.
Then the Dr explained, this is incurable and gave a prognosis for Jayden to live for approximately 9-12months. Jayden will receive radiotherapy, starting in around 2 weeks time. This will be in Bristol every day for 4-6 weeks, to prolong his wellness and give him as much time as possible.
As a family, we are beyond devastated, angry and heartbroken. You never think it will be you until it is.
We are now asking for help financially. For help with travel, petrol and hotel costs. Also to support us financially whilst we will all be taking time off work to go to the treatment. But also, to help us create memories as a family. No family should experience this, there is so much we need and want to do, and we want to do as much as we can in our short time left. We want to make his dreams come true and make this last short space of time bearable for all involved, creating memories that will last forever.
Please if you can help us, donate and share.
We love you Jayden
Mummy, Daddy, Danny and Becky xxxxx
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