Only a couple of weeks ago, life was pretty 'normal' for the Robertson family.
Mikhaila noticed that her 9.5 month old son Archer's eyes were not reflecting in photographs as you would expect, and within a matter of days of flagging it with her GP, her blue eyed boy was getting his first round of chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma.
Archer has likely lost vision in one eye permanently and they are now working to reduce the tumours and save vision in his other eye.
He immediately started a routine of chemotherapy, antibiotics, infection protection, medications to treat symptoms caused by the various drugs.
Meanwhile, his dad has had time off work during the treatments and family readjustment and isn't getting paid currently (not much leave available from a fairly recent job change)... and the family still have to make ends meet, feed their family of 6 and contend with their life as they now know it.
This is designed to help ease the financial burden as other financial support becomes slowly available (for the token amount much of that is)... and to give them one less thing to worry about right now.
Here and now, we want to raise funds to pay their bills NOW while there's no income, and to keep afloat in the coming weeks.
- Bevan Pritchard
- Michelle Obst
- Cheryl Thompson
- Leah Marks
- Lou Hastie