Messages of support flood in for battling Kieran Maxwell

Darlington and Stockton Times: Kieran pictured proudly carrying the Olympic flame through Bishop Auckland Kieran pictured proudly carrying the Olympic flame through Bishop Auckland

MESSAGES of love and support have poured in from around the world for an 'exceptionally poorly' teenager as he continues treatment following a cancer relapse.

Kieran Maxwell, from Heighington, near Darlington, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer in 2010.

Despite losing his left leg at the knee, the youngster went into remission and began competing in disabled gymnastics competitions.

Kieran and his family received the heartbreaking news that he had suffered a relapse earlier this year.

The 15-year-old is currently undergoing intensive high-dose chemotherapy treatment at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.

Following the initial diagnosis, his parents set up the Kieran Maxwell Fund, to raise money for Kieran's treatment and prosthetic limbs.

Posting on the trust's Facebook page, Kieran's mother, Nicola, wrote: "These past few days have been horrible to say the least, as Kieran has been exceptionally poorly and I have been concentrating on him.

"This is all due to the chemotherapy he has had to destroy the factory in his bone marrow that makes the blood cells that keeps your body healthy."

Mrs Maxwell added that Kieran is being nursed in isolation, after his temperature increased to worrying levels.

She wrote: "He is also on a morphine drip to get a handle on his pain, again this is due to the chemo he has had.

"He is not awake for long during the day, as his pain is that high.

"Kieran is a fighter and I am so proud of him and everything he has come through to get to this point."

Mrs Maxwell asked people to leave messages of love and support for Kieran and the group's followers responded emphatically.

Almost 100 messages had been left within seven hours of the update being posted this morning (Sunday, November 10).

Denise Hutchinson wrote: "Sending thoughts for a speedy recovery from California, Kieran. Take care and get well soon xxx."

Alex Page added: "Hope you're feeling better soon Kieran, you're an amazing young man. Love, hugs and positive thoughts to you all xxxxx."

Suzanne Frances posted: "Kieran, you are an absolute fighter. Keep up the fantastic job. I am so proud to have met you. Love from Shanghai xx."

To add your voice to the messages of support for Kieran leave a comment below.

 

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7:13pm Sun 10 Nov 13

diga says...

Get well soon, Kieran! Sending you lots of love. x
Get well soon, Kieran! Sending you lots of love. x diga

8:42pm Sun 10 Nov 13

Littlebelle1994 says...

Hope you're feeling better soon Kieran, sorry to hear you are poorly again!
Thinking of you, you little Mike Tyson x
Hope you're feeling better soon Kieran, sorry to hear you are poorly again! Thinking of you, you little Mike Tyson x Littlebelle1994

10:26pm Sun 10 Nov 13

NO EINSTEIN says...

Life is so unfair, this poor poor lad, I hope to god all goes well for him I really do.
As for the Scum from America that are touting for business with there comments on such a sensitive issue, may you rot in hell.
Life is so unfair, this poor poor lad, I hope to god all goes well for him I really do. As for the Scum from America that are touting for business with there comments on such a sensitive issue, may you rot in hell. NO EINSTEIN

11:29pm Sun 10 Nov 13

CathD* says...

You truly are one inspirational young man, God bless you x x x
You truly are one inspirational young man, God bless you x x x CathD*

7:38pm Mon 11 Nov 13

billyboy60 says...

what a brave young lad keep up the fight son were all rooting for you and your family
what a brave young lad keep up the fight son were all rooting for you and your family billyboy60

8:14pm Mon 11 Nov 13

Kieranshelpers says...

Keep fighting Kieran !! We are all thinking of you. Wish we could do more to help at this time. Will come up and see you all soon. Lots of love to all the family. C & N and all the clan xxx
Keep fighting Kieran !! We are all thinking of you. Wish we could do more to help at this time. Will come up and see you all soon. Lots of love to all the family. C & N and all the clan xxx Kieranshelpers

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