15th Dec, 2019

Inspirational Myles took part in Bromsgrove Forget-Me-Not Walk just two days after blood transfusion

A BRAVE nine-year-old boy who is in his final year of treatment for Leukaemia completed six miles as part of Sunday’s Forget-Me-Not walk in Bromsgrove.

And tenacious Myles Broadhurst managed the distance despite only having a blood transfusion for his condition on Friday.

Myles was a vibrant and adventurous six-year-old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

He has spent the last three years under the Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital’s Ocology department, undergoing a host of treatment.

That has included surgery to insert and remove a central venous line into a valve near his heart, around 28 blood and platelet transfusions, x-rays, MRI and CT scans, lumber punctures, injections, cannulas and bone marrow aspirates.

He has lost his hair twice and lost the ability to walk but he battled back from being wheelchair-bound to build up the strength to walk again.

He is now in remission and hopefully in his final few months of treatment.

His mum Ann told The Standard: “He has been a real inspiration.

“He has never once complained about having to go into hospital and, provided all goes well, we’ve got a big party planned for October when his treatment ends.”

Myles’ family have so far raised ¬£2,345.75 for Bloodwise. His dad Mark has run marathons and climbed Snowdonia and Scaffel Pike with his friends to boost the coffers for the cause.

The family has organised a multitude of other events.

“We want to raise as much as possible for Bloodwise to enable the charity to carry out its life-saving work for children just like Myles,” added Ann.

Visit www.justgiving.com/smilesformyles for more on Myles’ story.

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