Help to support 8 year old Lucas & his family.

On the 11th of may 2021 Lucas was taken to hospital after Mum had 2 failed trips to the gp & paramedics advising he didn't need to go to hospital as they thought he was well enough. 

Lucas was suffering with severe headaches and sickness every day for almost 2 weeks he started to struggle at school and then needed time off for what mum & dad were told was anxiety.

In the early hours of 11th May lucas woke in pain with his headache and was being sick more often, he struggled to find balance and told mum he could see two of her, mum's gut instinct then was to get all kids into a taxi and go to a&e so he could be properly looked at with much annoyance to mum and dad the a&e staff also said he was suffering with anxiety.

Later that morning a consultant popped to see lucas to do some checks and after mum explained symptoms she requested a CT scan for Lucas's head while also giving him some help to relive any pressure he might have in his head he seemed to perk up well but quickly came back down to his poorly state.

Unfortunately then the results of the CT scan were given to mum & dad that he does have a large growth on the brain and needed to be airlifted to Bristol children's hospital ASAP that day, he arrived and was quickly taken into surgery to have fluid drained from his brain to take off the pressure and help lucas feel more comfortable. 

He then had to wait for further surgery on the 13th May to remove the growth which was confirmed to be a tumour he went down for a 8 hour surgery but it had to be stopped due to lucas having an aniflaxtic shock to a general anaesthetic the surgeon advised he had to put Lucas's safety and life first and couldn't guarantee the tumour was completely removed they could only sit and wait afew days for the MRI to confirm if it was or not while waiting Lucas's tumour was sent off to biopsy to be tested and they had every hope it would be benign & he could start his road to recovery and get home again.

Lucas spent a week in HDU and has developed cerrabalum mutism so he is now unable to speak, swollow, open both eyes, or move his arms and support his own body there is no saying if this will remain or he would be able to get back to his normal self, Lucas is usually a very fun happy and full of energy little boy he's confident and funny & loves to be out with his friends & spending time with family.  

Mum & dad then eventually got the heartbreaking and shocking news they didn't want to hear that unfortunately Lucas's tumour is a malignant cancer & he would need further treatment but it's not possible until he becomes stronger and is able to manage the next steps to cure the cancer but were told they're confident it was all removed.

Lucas is currently having regular physio and speech and language therapy to help try to build his strength ready for the cancer treatment & get him as strong as possible.

There's still no knowing if he will recover the tumour removable or what cancer he has until further tests can give that information to them.

Mum and dad were sleeping on chairs for a whole part of a week as there was no accommodation for them they've had the stress and worry about lucas and the heartbreaking news they've had to take in & give to other family, they also have 2 other children 121 miles away at home there struggling to see as they don't drive they still want to be able to keep as much normality within the family as they can but it's proving difficult they've both had to put there jobs on hold and concentrate on Lucas.

I’d like to raise as much money as possible, to help out with the costs of travelling to and from the hospital, the costs of staying in hospital for multiple weeks eating & laundry as well as caring for their 2 children at home too this will also take as much financial stress away from them as a family at this already awful time.

Thank you Reading Lucas's story and there will be regular updates on his progress.
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Fundraising team (3)

Toni Davis 
Organiser
Raised £594 from 30 donations
Plymouth, UK
Gemma Pook 
Beneficiary
Gemma Pook 
Team member
Raised £480 from 25 donations
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