Family of Leigh three-year-old Braiden-Lee Prescott appeal for help

Braiden-Lee Prescott needs urgent treatment

Braiden-Lee Prescott needs urgent treatment

First published in North West

TIME is running out for a family hoping to fund treatment that could save the life of a three-year-old cancer sufferer.

The plight of Braiden-Lee Prescott, from Leigh, has touched the hearts of thousands from within the community and sporting legends and soap stars from further afield.

Braiden-Lee is suffering from an advanced stage of neuroblastoma and is currently recieving treatment from various hospitals, including The Christie.

But despite people’s efforts and £42,000 being raised, Braiden’s parents Stephanie Reece and Wayne Prescott still need to raise nearly £210,000 for the specialist treatment in Philadelphia, USA.

The treatment would increase Braiden-Lee’s chance of survival by 25 per cent but it has to be started within 100 days of him having a stem-cell transplant.

His anxious grandmother, Elaine Reece, told the Journal: “We now need all the help we can get. We’re so grateful to all those people who have helped, we just need more people to support the appeal.”

Braiden-Lee underwent the stem-cell transplant in August and now his family have only a month to raise the money. The treatment would involve a course of injections.

Braiden-Lee was diagnosed as being in the advanced stages of cancer in February.

The appeal to raise money for the possible lifeline started in March and has involved a charitable football match at Atherton’s Crilly Park, featuring former football legends, including Mark Halsey, the Premier League referee, and soap stars.

Anyone wanting to help should visit or text BRLE99 to 70070 with amount £1 to £10.

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