A teenage boy who has “never been ill before” is now facing “endless days” in hospital with leukaemia.
Ellis Beesley was diagnosed with acute lymhoblastic leukaemia earlier this year at just 16.
The “selfless” teen, from Runcorn, had visited hospital after becoming unwell in January and was transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital after he was diagnosed.
Ellis’ aunt, Louise Ryan, said: “It’s just happened so fast and it’s all come as a big shock. He went to get his blood tests in the afternoon and by the morning time he had to go to the hospital after being told he had leukaemia.”
Louise, 42, said Ellis first started feeling poorly at the start of January.
She said the 16-year-old was very pale, felt dizzy and was going back and forth to the doctors.
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Since his diagnosis, the teenager has faced chemotherapy and because of Covid restrictions is only able to have one parent with him.
Louise is trying to raise funds for the family during this sad time, so they can afford to go back and forth to the hospital and hopefully treat Ellis to a holiday after his treatment, if allowed.
Writing on the Gofundme page, Louise said: “He has began chemotherapy treatment which is such an unpleasant thing for a young boy to go through but he’s being so brave.
“He’s never been ill before and so far already had to go through so much. From lumber punctures to blood transfusions and intravenous fluids such as platelets to bone marrow tests.”
She added: “Ellis is becoming agitated and bored with the endless days stuck in a hospital room. He is only allowed to have one parent alternating stays with him.”
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Speaking to the ECHO, Louise said “He’s only allowed out for half an hour and he’s got to have lots of treatments done. He’s only allowed outside for a short amount of time each time.
“He’s really getting down about it, he’s had enough of it now and he’s sick of it. I think it’s because he’s constantly stuck in the room. It’s hard for him.”
The fundraising page would hopefully give Ellis “something to look forward to,” Louise said, and it could be to help support the family at this difficult time.
The gofundme page can be viewed here.