A week of complete extremes for the Hartlepool parents whose little boy has a brain tumour

The parents of a brave Hartlepool boy – who is battling a rare tumour – have gone through a week of extreme emotions.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:47 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:47 am

Last Saturday, Abbieleigh Griffiths, 18, and partner Jamie Greenhow, 21, each did a 10,000ft tandem skydive at Shotton to support a charity which helped their little boy Noah Griffiths.

The couple’s aim was to raise £930 and they reached £1,035.

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Jamie Greenhow and Abbieleigh Griffiths who completed a charity skydive to help the cause which supported their son Noah.

Jamie has praised everyone who supported the event especially J Mac Scaffolding.

Abbieleigh admitted it was the thrill of a lifetime to achieve the dream.

But just days later, on Tuesday this week, the couple’s elation turned to sheer worry when Noah was rushed in to hospital after having a seizure.

Abbieleigh explained: “We had been really happy after the skydive and I was looking at booking another one from 15,000ft when this happened.

Noah Griffiths, 3, with his parents Abbieleigh Griffiths, 18, and Jamie Greenhow, 20.

"We were so excited and then Noah became poorly. His eyes rolled to the back of his head and he had to stay in hospital overnight.

"He wasn’t eating anything but when he woke up the next day he began eating a bit better.”

The cause of Noah’s seizure is not known but he is now returning to his courageous self.

Jamie said: “It has been two different sides of the spectrum but overall you just have to try and stay as positive as you can.”

Noah Griffiths who had another stay in hospital this week just weeks after doctors said his tumour was shrinking.

It was back in the summer of 2020 when he had a seizure and was rushed to hospital for tests including MRI scans.

By complete coincidence, the tests for the seizure also showed up a totally unrelated tumour which was on Noah’s brain.

Falling through a frost cloud. Photo courtesy of Sky-High sky diving.

Noah’s overjoyed parents were also told their son’s chemotherapy would end in September if he continued to make improve.

Thankfully the seizure does not seem to have had any effect on Noah’s progress.

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Abbieleigh during her tandem skydive for charity. Photo courtesy of Sky-High sky diving.
An exhilarating experience for Abbieleigh and Jamie. Photo courtesy of Sky-High sky diving.
Jamie and Abbieleigh pictured at their skydive experience for charity. Photo courtesy of Sky-High sky diving