Fundraising for Joe after transplant
PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 July 2015
THE community has come together to support a 12-year-old boy who has leukaemia, leaving him with ‘no immune system’ and having to be kept in isolation, and are fundraising to get him a computer so he can stay in touch with his friends.
Joe Littlewood was diagnosed with leukaemia in February this year and has had to have a bone marrow transplant.
He suffered a stroke at birth so has been in and out of hospital for a lot of his life and attended Inaura, an all-inclusive school near Glastonbury.
Joe’s mum, Lisa Littlewood, said: “He has quite a few illnesses anyway but in February he was diagnosed with leukaemia, so we are just now waiting and seeing if that takes.
“He had the transplant in May, he was really lucky. His donor was a man from Denmark.”
Lisa said Joe will be unable to go back to school for at least a year but he would be ‘ecstatic’ to be able to get a laptop to stay in touch with his friends.
She said: “He can’t mix with a lot of people because he’s got no immunity at the moment.
“Just to be able to talk to people through Skype would be a huge thing. To get the laptop, well, he would be ecstatic.”
When Catherine Adams, who works in Boots pharmacy on the Bournville estate and clairvoyant, Leo Starr, heard of Joe’s fight they decided to try and raise £1,000 to buy him a laptop.
There will be two fundraising events with Mr Starr offering readings.
The first will be at the social club in Devonshire Road on August 1 from 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £5, will be available on the door. The second will be a fun day on August 15 at Combat Gym in Winterstoke Road. There will be stalls and entertainment from 10am-5pm and an evening of clairvoyance beginning at 7pm.