A Ramsgate dad whose baby son sadly died after just 120 days is going into the boxing ring to raise funds for another poorly child.
Aaron Chesher-Brazier will take part in a charity bout in Chatham on November 6 to help raise money for A Life For Leo.
The fundraiser if to pay for 18-month-old Leo Luca, who has rare genetic disorder TBCD to have gene replacement therapy which is not funded by the NHS.
Aaron met the family when his little boy Maxwell was being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit at St Thomas Hospital in London.
Former sports and celebrity coach driver Aaron said: “While we were staying in the Ronald McDonald house we met a family whose son Leo was Maxwell’s bed neighbour.
“I became good friends with Leo’s mum Lucinda and nan Miriam which progressed onto the rest of the family and has continued to this day.
“Leo has an extremely rare condition and his mum Lucinda needs to raise over £200.000 for a gene replacement therapy not funded by the NHS.
“As I know the family through our time in London, I have decided to step into the ring where all of my commission of ticket sales will be going directly to ALifeForLeo to help towards the massive fundraising target.”
Maxwell, who was suffering ecoli sepsis, meningitis and hydrocephalus – a build up of fluid on the brain – sadly lost his fight for life last year but Aaron is among those who want to help give little Leo, from Chatham, a chance to survive.
Aaron began his training eight weeks ago at CG Fitness in Ramsgate with trainer Connor Gorham and also signed up to Slimming World. He has shed just under two stone and five pounds in his bid to get fit for the ring.
The charity boxing event has been organised by Armour Plated Boxing Gym in Chatham and will take place at Lordswood Leisure Centre on November 6.
Aaron is one of 12 fighters taking part.
Tickets are £25 standing, £35 seated or £50 VIP. The event runs from 4pm-11.30pm.
To buy tickets call Aaron on 07903696660
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