It has been said in the past, (probably justifiably so) that I can on occasion be a little un-emotive.
When I read this in our local magazine I can promise you that my reaction was far removed from my default setting.
I could not be prouder of both my kids but today, Max in particular has knocked me for six.
I hate the fact that he has had to be exposed to this. Clearly his understanding of my situation is much greater than I appreciated.
But the below article is his way of approaching it.
A proactive chip off the proverbial.
My Dad Pete needs help!
My name is Maxwell McCleave I go to Bunbury school and my class is Y4 and my age is 8. My brother is called Seb and he goes to the same school as me he is in Y1 and his age is 5.
My Dad has myeloma, which is a blood cancer that I really don’t want him to have. You can help Pete my dad beat his blood cancer by registering to be on the Stem Cell Donor list.
To find himself a donor my daddy has started a campaign I would like to tell you about.
It is called 10000donors.com he is trying to get as many donors on the list as he can which I hope one day will be a match for him, but also for many many others.
The picture that I have just drawn, is about the stem cells. So the blue small things are the stem cells and the red is the blood. The stem cells are found in your blood if you didn’t know. The blood is put into a machine which is called a dialysis machine. The machine takes all of your stem cells out of your blood which they put into a pot to be cleaned and put into a the person who has cancer.
This is me with my daddy when he was first poorly. I liked his bald head as me and my brother thought he looked like Jonjo Shelvey!!!!
Thank you for reading my article I hope you will help me and my daddy’s campaign.
Love from Maxwell McCleave.