After a course of high-intensive therapy a Bridlington youngster has been allowed home a week earlier than anticipated.
Little Ronnie Kemp-Duke was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma last August when he became unwell. After a series of tests he was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where after CT and MRI scans, blood tests and transfusions and a series of other medical procedures, the rare Neuroblastoma cancer was discovered.
Ronnie’s parents, Vicki Duke and Vaughne Kemp, have been overwhelmed with the generosity of people who have donated to the Crowd Funding Page which stands at over £4,300. Vicki works as a self employed hairdresser and has had to give up work to take Ronnie to his many appointments and treatment sessions at Leeds. Dad Vaughne is also self employed and has reduced his hours to help with the travel and childcare of the two other children.
Here is the latest update from Vaughne. “Ronnie arrived at Leeds to commence his high intensive chemotherapy in December, and although it went really well he suffered this time and was really poorly over the Christmas period unable even to open any of his presents on Christmas Day.”
“He did start to manage to open a few gifts on the 28th and he picked up very fast after that and was able to come home a week earlier than expected in early January.”
“Unfortunately he became ill again and spent another week in Leeds but should hopefully be home soon.”
“His next stage is due to start the end of February which will be his radiotherapy which is everyday at Leeds for three weeks. In the mean time there’s different scans and test he must attend until this course starts… so a very busy hectic time for us all .”
“On a plus side we would like to thank everyone that attended the Peaky Blinders event at the Lodge. A total of £1800 was raised which was then kindly rounded up to £2000 by the venue.”
“As people are aware there was a Boxing Glove donated and also some Peaky Blinders memorabilia which wasn’t raffled or auctioned on the night. We, as a family, have decided to raffle this as a one-time prize with the help of the Lodge all the proceeds are going to Leeds General Infirmary Ward 31 Children’s Oncology Unit.
“Further details will follow regarding this raffle. Again, on behalf of all the family and little Ronnie, we can’t thank our town and friends enough for all the support .”