Fundraising page and show in aid of Ramsgate four year old diagnosed with terminal cancer

Brooklyn Bain

A fundraiser page and a special show at Ramsgate’s Granville Theatre  will raise money for a ‘wonderful and funny’ four-year-old who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Ramsgate youngster Brooklyn Bain was diagnosed with a brain tumour called Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG)  on October 13.

The aggressive childhood cancer attacks the brain stem which controls functions such as vision, hearing, talking, walking, heart rate.

DIPG is incurable and Brooklyn’s mum Leanne and family have been given the devastating news that he has a life expectancy of between a few weeks and nine months.

Brooklyn and mum Leanne

Family friend Zahra Tarjomani, who is a co-owner of the Granville, has organised a Christmas show fundraiser to help support the family with costs for travel and for when Brooklyn returns home from The Royal Marsden Hospital where he is having radiotherapy to try and slow the tumour’s growth.

The fundraising page is also to help with current travel and other costs and modifications and equipment for the home so Brooklyn can be as comfortable as possible.

On the fundraising page created by close friend Sophie Spurrier it says: “DIG is unfortunately incurable as it grows throughout the brain and therefore we have been given the horrendous news that our lovely Brooklyn has been given anywhere from a few weeks to 9 months to live.

“Brooklyn is currently undergoing radiotherapy treatment at The Marsden to hopefully pause the tumour and give us a little more time with him. “Although he is extremely poorly we are forever hopeful that this will help.

“Brooklyn is a wonderful little boy who has touched so many people’s hearts with his funny personality, loving heart and kindness and we cannot even begin to imagine life without him.”

Funds will be use for immediate costs such as food and travel to and from the hospital and then modifications to the family home, including blinds and curtains, medical equipment such as a heart rate monitor, wheelchair and rain cover and foot stool.

Sophie says on the page: “We are also hoping that we get maximum time with him so money raised would go towards making memories, fun days out and family trips. As well as this, money raised will go towards funeral costs and support during this terribly sad time.”

The fundraising show, Christmas at the Granville, takes place on November 30, from 5pm and includes music and mulled wine.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the family.

No tickets are needed but people are asked to make a donation on the door.

Find the fundraising page by clicking on here

4 Comments

  1. My daughter died aged 13 mths of this and on reading the report
    I felt pain for the family, knowing their pain to come.
    I feel that as when my daughter was diagnosed at 7 months old back
    In 1990, very little was understood about it, I hope they can spend
    Time just being together with their son being made comfortable,

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