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 justgiving.com/braiden-lee or text BRLE99 to 70070 with amount £1 to £10.