The family of a Bridlington youngster have thanked everybody who attended a ‘Peaky Blinders Fundraiser’ and who have helped and donated money after their son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Ronnie’s parents, Vicki Duke and Vaughne Kemp, have been overwhelmed with the generosity of people who have given to the Crowdfunding Page. It was set up by their friend Lucy Crosby to help with travelling and other expenses.
Four-year-old Ronnie Kemp-Duke, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in August after his dad found a small lump under his ribs. After as series of tests he was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where after CT and MRI scans, blood transfusions and other medical procedures he was diagnosed with the rare cancer.
The treatment is expected to last at least 18 months and Ronnie has just completed 80 days of chemotherapy.
Said Dad Vaughne; “The good news is that his tumour has shrunk away from his main artery and treatment has begun on stem cell harvesting with surgery pencilled in for early December.“
“Ronnie starts his next stage of high-intensity chemotherapy for 5 weeks over the Christmas period where he will be in isolation and unable to see his siblings. We are taking it in turns to be with him at Leeds, but I have had to do part-time hours and work in between hospital visits.” added Vaughne.
“We live in a great town where our community has pulled together.” said Vaughne. “We all would like to sincerely thank Jason and Elaine for their invaluable involvement in the Peaky Blinders night and the fantastic turnout as well as local businesses, the band and staff and everyone who made it possible.”
If you would like to donate to the travelling fund for Ronnie’s family you can donate on www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lucycrosbyforronnie