Keiton is 7 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in June 2003, 4 weeks ago in the last month of treatment he relapsed! The disease took another form of Leukaemia - Acute Myeloidblastic Leukaemia (AML). For this process to occur it is very unusual and extremely rare.
He is now an inpatient at The Royal Marsden in Sutton where he will be having intensive chemotherapy and Radiotherapy before he has his Bone Marrow Transplant, which is the only way to cure him, with-out one he will DIE!!!!!
Because he is mixed race (white mother, black father) his tissue type is very unusual and we are still looking for a perfect match donor, as we have not been able to find one on any of the world-wide registrars. The potential donor must be of the same parental background and be aged between 18 40 years old.
We have set up further drive/clinic days for people coming down to give a blood sample to be a potential match for Keiton:
Sunday 1st October, Time 11am till 3pm at the St. Edmunds Catholic Church, 115 Hertford Road, London N9 7EN
Sunday 8th October, Time 1pm till 4pm at the Christian Life Fellowship, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE
Wed 11th October, Time 4pm till 7.30pm at Leopold Primary School Hawkeshead Road, Harlesden, London NW10 9UR
Thu 12th October, Time 5pm till 8pm at Katherine Road Community Centre, 254 Katherine Road Forest Gate E7 8PN
One of the procedures for removing the bone marrow stem cells is very simple and near on painless. A small needle will be placed in each arm and the blood is removed from you left arm and is passed through a machine which removes the Stem Cells and the blood is then passed back into your right arm. It will only take 2/3 hours out of your day to save Keitons life!
Time is running out for Keiton and the only way to save his life is to go give blood directly to one of the clinics so we need people to contact the National Blood Service on 0845 7-711-711 www.blood.co.uk or the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust on 0208 667 1122 www.aclt.org to find out YOUR nearest blood clinic. Go down and give some blood, PLEASE!
Keiton is truly an amazing boy to be able to go through what he has for the last 3 years and still have a smile on his face, please help us keep that smile alive.
Paris, Keitons mum is an incredible woman and single mother, who has been a tower of strength for him and now really needs your help to make her dream come true and watch her much loved son grow up and have a fulfilling life.
We have the backing of the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust & Anthony Nolan Trust www.anthonynolan.org.uk 02072841234.
YOU can help make this happen!!!!!