LISTEN "You just feel helpless and at times a failure"

LISTEN "You just feel helpless and at times a failure"

Published by KLFM
5:40am 30th January 2018.

Words can't describe what these Swaffham parents are going through.

Back in October 2010 - their son Archie Ramshaw has developed an incredibly rare form of anaemia.

It's affected the 14-year-old's ability to produce healthy red blood cells within his bone marrow.

That means Archie has to have regular blood transfusions just to survive.

Congenital Siderolastic Anaemia is so rare that only a handful of people in the world also have it.

Sadly for Archie - that means support out there is also very limited.

He is now set to undergo a bone marrow transplant as the next part of his treatment to help him battle the condition.

But the only place he can have the operation is in London and he will be away from home for up to three months.

achie bone marrow transplant 2

[His parents say Archie has the cheekiest of smiles]

Then he faces another 3 months of post-transplant traveling back and forth - three times a week for blood tests.

This is a huge financial burden for dad Craig and mum Theresa Ramshaw.

They shared this emotional appeal with us:

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