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Brett's story

In 1989 a boy was born to Roslyn and Stephen Jones. He is the youngest of three children and his name is Brett.

Brett was not a normal baby. Roslyn knew that something was wrong. After many tests a pediatrician named Dr Elizabeth Pickford diagnosed Brett with Nezelof Syndrome - the 20th case in the world. This condition affects the immune system and it was thought that Brett would not live past his first birthday.

His only hope of survival was a Bone Marrow Transplant which he received from his mother just after his first birthday.

Brett only had a 30% chance of survival. It was touch and go for a while but all the hopes and dreams of Brett's family came true. Today Brett is a happy, healthy young man.

Not enough life-saving medical eqiupment to go round

The weeks and months leading up to the transplant, the transplant itself and the subsequent recovery period were very stressful and traumatic for Steve and Roslyn. The hospital become their second home.

Stephen noticed that most of Brett's life-saving medical equipment had to be shared with other sick children. He realised that if more equipment was available to the hospitals then more children would have a better chance of survival and ultimately allow them a proper recovery - just like Brett.

Steve's response

These experiences moved Steve to create Kids Like Brett with the aim of providing the necessary life-saving medical equipment for sick children.

100% of funds raised are used to purchase medical equipment

Kids Like Brett is truly a special charity. As a donor, you know exactly how your donation will be spent. All funds raised are used to purchase life-saving medical eqiuipment for sick kids. Funds are not spent on staff, administration, or marketing.

You can help make a difference to sick kids

There are many ways you can get involved, one of the most important is to simply make a donation.

With your help we can make a difference and save many more 'Kids Like Brett'.