Over £1,500 has been raised so far by a Leavesden family hoping to build a garden for their poorly three-year-old son to play in.
Henry Bancroft was diagnosed with XIAP (X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis deficiency) at just two months old and has spent much of his short life in Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The toddler has also had a bone marrow transplant, suffered from a rare blood infection, had chemotherapy and has now developed osteoporosis.
The family’s garden is built on a steep incline and his parents are hoping to level it out to make it safer and easier for Henry to play outside with his older sisters.
Work will start on the new garden on Friday October 12 after Limebok Landscaping who drew up a design, offered to carry out all the work for free.
The family are also appealing for people to donate building supplies and anything else that might be helpful.
Dad James said: “Henry’s already been through so much, there have been times where we didn’t know if he would make it out of hospital and even now, there is still the worry that he will have a turn for the worse.”
“Thankfully with the support that GOSH has given us, we can see that Henry’s illness is being treated and he might be able to live a normal life.”
The family are hoping to reach a target of £4,000. If you wish to donate to Henry’s cause please visit the family’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Henryswish