This week, we would like to help a toddler from Peterborough called Taylor.
Late last year, Taylor fell ill while he was at preschool. He became lethargic and was bumping into things. He was taken to hospital, where his parents Leanne and Shaun, were given the devastating diagnosis. Their little boy had cancer in his eyes. And it was aggressive.
Taylor had to have his right eye removed, and has been having chemotherapy on his other eye to try to shrink the tumours.
Further tests showed that the type of cancer Taylor has may spread into his bones, and is also re-occurring.
The family have two other young children, Tyler and Ellie. They used to run a fruit and vegetable shop, but they had to close it down so they could look after Taylor. Which means they’re now having to sell their family home as well.
When I spoke to Taylor’s mum earlier this week, they were in hospital with him again. He is having a biopsy as they think he may also have a bowel disease, which would mean Taylor having a colostomy bag for several years.
This little boy, and his family, have too much to deal with on their own. And we need to help them.