Our Pal - Charlie B
NB: this is a forwarding address, we do NOT disclose home addresses
- Parents/Guardians - Fiona and Joe
- Interests - Thomas the Tank Engine and all things related to cars.
- Favourite Colour -
- Able to read? - No
- Able to use hands? - Yes
- Visually/hearing impaired? - No
- Suffers from any developmental delay? - No
Siblings - aged 3 to 16 wishing to receive post
About - Charlie B
In April 2011 Charlie, aged just 10 months, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and within just 4 months he had already been through four intensive cycles of chemotherapy to try to beat the Leukaemia.
Despite the treatment Charlie relapsed and was desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant. Charlie had a BMT after cord blood match in America was found and he was doing well, but sadly the cancer returned in September 2012.
The doctors said Charlie could have a second transplant but in October they said there was nothing more that could be done. After lots of research a drug trial was found and Charlie started on it, the treatment didn’t work but he has been accepted onto a second trial.
Currently, Charlie is in HDU with pneumonia, he needs to improve to be able to have the new drug for his Leukaemia.
Charlie loves cars, he even drove the wedding rings down the aisle at his parents wedding and also loves Thomas the Tank Engine. He is also proud of his beads, each one is a procedure he has been through, they show what a brave boy he is.
Update 8th February 2013
We are sad to say Charlie passed away today.
Update 3rd February 2013
Charlie has a collection of fluid around his lungs, he had been given medication to try and remove the fluid but he continued to have breathing difficulties. He was moved to PICU last night and placed on a ventilator.