At 4 ½ months Archie was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer). Archie needed intensive chemotherapy and a liver transplant plus many blood transfusions and an NG tube due to the sickness and size of the tumour.
After five days on the transplant list a liver was found. Archie endured 14.5 hours in theatre and then it took a long time for his new liver to settle. Plus Archie was due to have three more rounds of chemotherapy, but treatment had to be cut short due to the effect on his kidneys.
Although Archie rang the end of chemotherapy treatment bell on 13th August 2014 he has had a rough ride due to complications. Archie has high frequency hearing loss so needs hearing aids and is fed through a tube for 18 hours a day. Despite his journey, Archie is still an energetic little boy.
You can read more about Archie's story from his Mum's point of view here:Archie's Story
Archie and his family would like to help to raise awareness of the harsh side effects that children endure throughout and after cancer treatment and to help raise much needed funds for much kinder children’s cancer treatment.