In loving memory of Braiden-Lee Prescott, 07/08/09 – 01/09/16
Happy and cheeky Braiden-Lee passed away in September 2016 at the age of seven.
Mum and dad, Stephanie and Wayne, shared this on Braiden-Lee’s Facebook page: “My baby boy left us to be with the angels at 4.55am this morning. We are devastated but we know he’s in a better place. Grandad I hope you came to collect him.”
Braiden-Lee began to show signs of illness at the start of 2012. He was two years old and loved Mickey Mouse and Thomas the Tank Engine, like many other children his age.
His parents noticed he had started limping and when he also developed a temperature, he was taken to the doctor. He didn’t improve though and was then given a diagnosis of septic arthritis, even having surgery to find no infection. A few weeks later and staff gave Braiden-Lee a CT scan of his abdomen and legs, followed by an MRI scan.
Doctors could see ‘something’ and needed further tests and more hours in the operating theatre to take biopsies, which led to the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 neuroblastoma.
Three-year-old Braiden-Lee and his family chose to access treatment in America and started to raise £200,000. But the time just wasn’t there and Solving Kids’ Cancer (at the time the Neuroblastoma Alliance) stepped in to fund the remainder.
Unfortunately, by February 2013 he had relapsed but continued to fight against this devastating cancer for three years.
Since Braiden-Lee’s passing in 2016, the family have launched fundraising attempts to raise money for children and families affected by neuroblastoma. Any funds raised through this page will go to helping Solving Kids’ Cancer to fulfil their wishes.