Family and friends of a six-year-old boy battling cancer for the third time are appealing for help to plan him a party to remember.
Braiden Prescott was just two years old when he was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
He underwent chemotherapy, surgery, a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and in 2012 £250,000 was raised to send him to America for immunotherapy.
Despite this, after nine weeks he relapsed and was flown back home for more chemotherapy. By September 2013 he was back in remission but then in December last year his parents Stephanie and Wayne were told the devastating news it had returned.
They’ve now been told that while they can treat Braiden’s symptoms - giving him further radiation therapy - there is no cure and they don’t know how long they have left with their precious boy.
While having the treatment Braiden has to spend days secluded from his family. Following a six-day stint at The Christie Hospital, the youngster has just returned to his home in Ince, Wigan , with his parents and two younger brothers.
Mum Steph, 25, said:
As well as coping with what Braiden is going through, Steph and Wayne have their two other young sons to look after, Tyler, five, and two-year-old Kody.
Friend Mindy Johnstone is helping them to plan a special party for Braiden’s seventh birthday on August 7.
They have now found a venue - Whelley Labour Club - and have had some offers of support from people offering to make cakes and balloons. As well as appealing for help - including a limousine and chair covers for SpongeBob SquarePants fan Braiden - Mindy is asking people to send birthday cards to him, as he loves receiving mail.
For the last few years he has been getting letters of support from one woman in America who saw Braiden’s fundraising page and sends him stickers and activity sheets.
Mindy, from Platt Bridge, said: