The mother of a terminally ill toddler is desperately fundraising to get her little boy the treatment he needs to save his life and put an end to his suffering.
Three-year-old J’ssiah Brown was just one when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was put on steroids, underwent intensive chemotherapy treatment and had a bone marrow transplant from his older brother. Despite a temporary recovery, he relapsed in December and by March this year his illness was classed as terminal and he was given months to live.
Last month the News successfully campaigned for his family to have hot water put back on at their flat in Spring Way but before J’ssiah could enjoy a hot bath, he was rushed to hospital with yet another infection. Then on Sunday November 8, another blow came when his mother Jeanene Fraser found out he had developed a tumour behind his right eye, dangerously close to his brain.
Doctors are still trying to figure out how to treat little J’ssiah with radiotherapy because his blood pressure is so high from taking steroids that it is considered too dangerous to sedate him.
Jeanene, 29, is now more desperate than ever to get J’ssiah pioneering blood ‘detox’ treatment in Israel which could stop tumours like this occurring.
The process, which is not available in the UK, effectively cleans the blood, removing it of cancerous cells so they cannot cluster together in tumours.
“If it gets somewhere they can’t operate he’s going to deteriorate and I will do anything to prevent that,” said Jeanene, who has raised £22,000 so far out of the £150,000 required.
“I really do need for him to have this full blood detox so all these cancer cells can get killed.”
Jeanene met a little girl who had the same condition at J’ssiah’s age and after having the blood detox she recovered and is now a happy eleven-year-old. “I just want J’ssiah to be in that position. With this we can stop everything, Jeanene has been asked when she will stop fighting for her little boy. “I’m not going to stop,” she said defiantly. “I believe that God will be with us to defeat this.”
“I’m so scared now because I don’t know what else is going to happen. I just haven’t got a clue and he’s going through the pain of it and that’s what hurts me so much. I don’t want him to go through any of this anymore,” said Jeanene, who is proud every day of how her brave boy is coping with his illness.
“I don’t know how he does it, I can’t praise him enough,” she said.
“Yesterday he said to me ‘mummy angry boy’ and I just couldn’t stop crying. Then because he knew he was getting some food he said ‘mummy happy boy’.
“These are the little things that make him happy – just being a little boy,” said Jeanene.
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