A LITTLE boy has been suffering from severe headaches for weeks – doctors say he has migraines.
Now, the six-year-old is facing a rare and aggressive brain tumor and has to undergo two serious surgeries.
Stanley Batten, from Harlow, started having a few headaches last September.
His mother, Kirsty Bramble, took him to the GP to check him out – where they said it could be a migraine.
But the pain got worse, and the youngster started having “moments” – what seemed almost like a pain.
He was taken back to the GP but sent home with painkillers, until Kirsty took him to the hospital when headache was really bad.
Doctors almost sent him home, but he had a “moment” and was taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Tragically, his parents were later told he had a Brain Tumor.
Three days later, he had surgery to try and drain the fluid on his brain, before another surgery to try and remove the tumor.
But doctors couldn’t figure it all out, with a biopsy confirming Stanley had ependymoma, a tumor on the main central nervous system.
The young player is currently receiving chemotherapy, but his family wanted to raise money to get Proton therapy for him.
His grandfather John Bramble said: “In early December 2021, Stanley was no longer diagnosed as possible. migraine headache.
“To find out he had a brain tumor, he was then admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) London, to have an operation to drain fluid from his brain and then surgery. Monday the next day it took 13 hours to try to remove the tumor. , but they couldn’t remove all of it.
“After seven weeks of chemotherapy, they will be told whether Manchester, or Germany, can take Stanley for proton beam therapy (specialized radiation therapy).
“This will be a financial burden on the family – seven weeks of chemotherapy in London, followed by six weeks of Proton Therapy in Manchester or Germany, then back in London for seven weeks of chemotherapy. This is just the beginning. .
“Any extra money will give them the luxury of spending quality time together with their son and daughter, who are of course affected by this family trauma.
“Help us by donating whatever you can afford. Any small help will do.”
ONE Brain Tumor is the growth of cells in the brain that multiply in an abnormal, uncontrolled way.
Common symptoms include:
- convulsion (fits)
- constantly feeling nauseous (nausea), sick (vomiting) and sleepy
- mental or behavioral changes, such as memory problems or changes in personality
- weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
- vision or voice problems
Brain tumors can affect people of all ages, including children, although they tend to be more common in older adults.
More than 11,000 people are diagnosed with primary brain tumors in the UK each year, of which around half are cancerous.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17499738/little-boy-migraines-facing-cancer/ Doctors say our boy, 6 years old, has been suffering from migraines for weeks