This is Nicholas. Like any 5-year-old boy, he loves ten-pin bowling, planes, helicopters, and cars. He loves his Mummy and Daddy and adores his sisters Isabella and Hazel and brother Sebastian.
Nicholas is my nephew.
Nicholas is also dying. He is just 5 years old (and one month!).
In August 2016, Nicholas was diagnosed with a rare, neuromuscular condition which affects about 100 children worldwide.
Nicholas, once a boisterous, fun-loving child who attended pre-school with his siblings and loved swimming, is now dependent on a ventilator and spends his days bound to a wheelchair.
There is no cure for Nicholas.
I’m a Heartfelt photographer. I regularly donate my photography to families who experience losing a child and see some of the terrible pain and grief families experience. I also know the importance of giving and trying to make a difference wherever possible.
So, I’m asking you…can you please help me make a difference in my nephew’s life?
His parents Richelle and Rowan have just one wish; to make the time Nicholas has left with them special.
Specialist care is a huge financial burden and as Rowan lost his job last year while Nicholas was admitted in PICU at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, the financial strain is crippling.
Rowan is actively looking for work but truthfully, it would be incredibly hard for Rowan to hold a job at this stage of Nicholas' illness.
Nicholas needs 24-hour care and naturally, Rowan wants to spend every possible second with his terminally-ill son.
My sister and her husband are barely staying afloat. There is just no money left for them to spend on Nicholas. No bowling, no movies, no fun adventures, nothing.
And they’re running out of time. Every day he is here is a bonus.
Nicholas may have as little as 6 months left and Richelle and Rowan’s dream is to give their little boy as much happiness and create as many memories together as a family as they possibly can.
Please help them spend this time together.
Even a donation as small as the cost of a cup of coffee or loaf of bread will make a huge difference.
Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Sharing this campaign will make a huge difference.
Will you help make a difference to a terminally-ill little boy?
Thank you. xo
￼This photo taken recently.
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