Jaymen is a happy, outgoing and loving little boy who loves cars, diggers, planes, Paw Patrol, Blaze and his big sister, Harlow.
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 had 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.
“Jaymen’s sister is nearly four years old and this is a lot for her to understand too.”
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 is due to have high-dose chemotherapy soon, where he will be isolated for up to six weeks, followed by 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.
How you can help
There are many ways you can help Jaymen: by making a personal donation; holding a fundraising event; getting sponsored to take on a challenge, or simply by following and sharing his story through his Facebook page.
To donate by text, send “JAYMEN” followed by any whole amount up to £20 to 70085. This will cost your donation plus your standard network charge. It won’t matter if you leave a space before the number, if you include a ‘£’ sign or whether you use upper or lower case.
Download our free Jaymen resources (below) to support your fundraising, and CLICK HERE for even more resources, including fundraising ideas, templates and guidance.
If you’d like to help in supporting Jaymen’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 and firstname.lastname@example.org.