PEOPLE wanting to do their bit for charity were today asked to consider doing so in the name of brave Louis Crowson.
Nine-year-old Louis has been hailed a young hero for the way he has dealt with the genetic condition neurofibromatosis, known as NF-1, which affects the gene which divides cells in the body.
Just seven weeks ago he underwent a series of operations after doctors discovered masses on his brain at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
Now, as a thank you to everyone who has helped and supported Louis, his family, of Bispham, want to raise money in his name.
Louis’ mum, Suzanne Clague, is after fund-raising ideas for events that will take place in the new year, once Louis is feeling better.
She said the overwhelming level of support had been very humbling, and the family wanted to give something back to the people who had proved invaluable over the last two months.
“We want to do something to say thank you to everyone who has offered their support to us and Louis,” she said.
“There is so much that people have done.”
The events, yet to be planned, will raise money for the Children’s Tumour Foundation, which aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of people and families affected by NF.
The family – which also include Louis’ dad, Dale Crowson, 48, and 20-year-old sister, Emily Clague – also wants to raise money for Alder Hey’s neurological and oncology departments, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides free accommodation for families with children at the hospital.
Suzanne, 45, would like to involve Louis’ friends from St John’s Catholic Primary school, who put together their own Gangnam Style music video to make Louis’ smile while he is feeling poorly.
Anyone who wants to hold a fund-raising event in Louis’ name can contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.