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Help Jaden Houghton Fight Leukemia & Win!

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Cancer is a word not a sentence & history is written by survivors, so please help Jay be the author of his!!

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On the 20th August 2019 Jaden celebrated his 16th birthday. The world was at his feet and life was good! Today Jaden lay in a hospital bed in the Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre (CHOC) at Christchurch Hospital fighting for his life.

On Thursday the 7th November Jaden was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, the shock and fear for Jay and his family & friends was unbearable. It is incredible how life can be turned upside down in a Nano second.

Jaden attends St Bede's College where he is a talented cricket & rugby player. Just yesterday while receiving his 2nd lot of Chemo in 3 days, Jaden told his Father how he will coach the younger cricket players this year since he won't be able to play himself. So positive, so powerful!

Jaden's positive outlook and strength to re-shape his plans opposed to cancelling them will help him smash this nasty disease out of the park and pick up where he left off, living his best life!! But before then Jaden needs your help to get him through his aggressive chemotherapy treatment & ongoing blood transfusions.

The next 2 years are going to be intense for Jay and we can't thank you enough for your support in helping him not have to do this alone!

Katrina McNicholl's involvement (page creator)

Jaden is a treasured son, adored brother and incredible friend to my son Bae and so many others.

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All funds will go towards additional medical expenses and support for Jay and his family.

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A massive thank you to you all !!  4 December 2019

It is incredible the generosity Jayden has received in the form of funds, gifts, love & support. There are simply not enough words to say thank you!

To Marist Harewood Cricket Club thank you for your fundraising evening last Friday. To St Bede’s College, to past & present students, to families & individuals, strangers & friends we can not thank you enough for your selfless donations in support of Jay. You are all amassing people whom Jay & his family are extremely grateful for!

Jayden is at the beginning of his journey and he is handling it just like the strong, fine young man he is!!

Keep it up Jay, we're counting on ya buddy!!!!


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  • Marist Harewood CC

    Marist Harewood CC on 03 Dec 2019


    Marist Harewood CC.


  • Penney family

    Penney family on 27 Nov 2019


    Our thoughts are with you all, heres to a speedy recovery, from the Penney family


  • Connor

    Connor on 22 Nov 2019


    Keep staying strong brother


  • Lisa

    Lisa on 21 Nov 2019


    Lovely seeing you at the Countdown carpark and our wee chat. You are an amazing sportsman and have special parents. You’re in my prayers. X


  • Julie

    Julie on 20 Nov 2019


    Our thoughts are with you. Jackson, Hanna, Kev & Julie Smith


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