An appeal has been launched in Whitland to help fund lifesaving treatment abroad for a seriously ill six-year-old boy.
Morgan’s Fight has been set-up to fundraise for Morgan Hayes who was first diagnosed with stage four high risk neuroblastoma in February 2015.
“Morgan gained first remission this year after a trial in Bristol,” said his mum and dad Sophie and Ben.
“Unfortunately, he soon relapsed and the neuroblastoma came back in force,” they explained.
“He has two tumours on his spinal cord which are being treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, although currently we are unsure if he will gain function in his lower half.
“We are starting up a fundraising campaign to give our son the best possible treatments from around the world. The doctors are not looking for a cure, but to stabilise, but we are fighting for any possible trials or treatments out there that will save him. Any donations are greatly appreciated.”
Morgan is currently in hospital in Cardiff starting another round of treatment.
The sum of £100,000 is needed to be raised in order to fund the lifesaving treatment abroad.
Morgan’s school, Ysgol Llys Hywel, has joined the campaign and are organising a sponsored walk on July 17.
“We are waiting for the arrival of wristbands and we would like to thank Revelation in Narberth who are producing Morgan’s Fight t-shirts for us which are now available,” said Caroline Thomas, assistant head. “They are donating the first 20 free of charge. If anyone is attending the truck show in Carmarthen this Sunday, there will be a stall for Morgan selling cakes, bows and the first batch of t-shirts.”
Purple and yellow bows are also available from Flowers by Quita Jenkins for £2 each.
Star keyrings are for sale at school reception and at the truck show for £2 each.
The Morgan’s Fight logo was designed free of charge by Phil Williams at Picmo Animation Studios.
Donations to Morgan’s Fight can be pledged online at https://www.gofundme.com/3ywagnc