Jaymen beams while holding a lollipopIn  loving memory of Jaymen Woolston

We are devastated to share the news that Jaymen sadly passed away on the 26th of May 2021.

Jaymen’s story

Jaymen is a happy, outgoing and loving little boy who loves cars, diggers, planes, Paw Patrol, Blaze and his big sister, Harlow. But his mum and dad’s world came crumbling down when he was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma just short of his second birthday. At that point, Jaymen’s parents were told he had a long-term survival chance of just 40%.

Jordan and Lou are fundraising for further treatment, either to get their son into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if his frontline treatment does go to plan.

“We just want to do everything possible to help our little boy,” says dad, Jordan.

At 22 months old Jaymen started to show flu-like symptoms which doctors believed was a viral infection. Shortly after, he had stopped walking and was clearly in lots of pain.

“We just didn’t know what to do. It was horrible seeing our little boy in so much pain and nothing seemed to be getting better.”

At hospital after further investigation, which included scans and lots of tests, the news was broken to Jaymen’s parents that he had stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Jaymen had a tumour on his spleen but the disease had spread to his skull, jaw, arms, legs and chest. His arm was also fractured due to the disease in the bone.

“Our world came crumbling down. “We just couldn’t believe it was happening and all of this cancer had taken over so much of his body. We felt… completely broken,” says Jordan.

Treatment

Jaymen has spent a lot of time in hospital having chemotherapy, stem cell harvest and endless tests. He recently underwent a major operation to remove as much of the tumour as possible.

He has had high-dose chemotherapy, where he was isolated for up to six weeks, and is due to have radiotherapy and six months of immunotherapy.

Jaymen’s fundraising campaign

Jaymen’s parents wish to access treatment not available on the NHS to give their son the best chance of living a life free from cancer. It could be to get their son into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if his frontline treatment does to go plan.

“We have to give Jaymen the best chance of living a life without cancer,” say parents, Jordan and Lou.

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