Braiden heading for america

Braiden Prescott, three, held up by his dad Wayne Prescott - Action from a charity fun day with a celebrity football match and family fun, to raise funds for local boy from Leigh, Braiden Prescott, held at Atherton Laburnum Rovers, Crilly Park, Atherton.
Braiden Prescott, three, held up by his dad Wayne Prescott - Action from a charity fun day with a celebrity football match and family fun, to raise funds for local boy from Leigh, Braiden Prescott, held at Atherton Laburnum Rovers, Crilly Park, Atherton.

A CANCER-stricken tot could be going to America to receive life-saving treatment as early as next month.

Since Braiden Prescott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma earlier this year, he has been undergoing treatment at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

In July, surgeons successfully removed the cancerous tumour from the back of his stomach and he has been going through chemotherapy.

The three-year-old is now expected to have pioneering treatment sometime in October.

His grandad, Paul Reece, of Leigh, said: “Braiden has just had a chemotherapy bone marrow transplant and is on medication to stimulate the bone marrow to grow.

“At the moment he is not doing too good, but he is picking up slightly. He is in Manchester Royal Hospital for six weeks and we are hoping to send him to America next month.”

As the life-saving operation costs £250,000 the three-year-old’s family are still fund-raising.

Paul added: “We have got £30,000 so far and people have been fantastic, giving money all the time.

“It is unbelievable.

“Emma Hoolin’s parents, of Whitley, have been in touch as she has undergone the treatment so they have advised us on what we should expect and do.”

Braiden’s parents, Wayne Prescott and Stephanie Reece, will be supported by charity Families Against Neuroblastoma who will subsidise the cost, whilst they continue to raise money to put back into the organisation.

Meanwhile a series of fund-raising events are taking place to help Braiden.

A musical concert Friday Night Live will be held this Friday, September 14, at Bickershaw Labour Club, from 7pm.

Singers include 15-year-old Chloe Pownall.

For tickets, which cost £5, call Sue on 07742487063.

On September 21, an X Factor night will take place at Leigh Miners Club, from 7pm.

Entry on the door is £2.50 for adults or £1 for children.

A two-hour Zumbathon has been organised for October 12, at Lowton Labour Club, from 7pm.

Entry is £8 on the door.

And the community can enjoy a fancy dress Halloween night on October 26 at Eastleigh Labour Club, in Leigh, from 7.30pm.

ckets cost £2 for adults, £1 for children or £5 for a family ticket of two adults, three children.