The brave Hartlepool parents who will be doing a skydive to help their poorly son

Two brave Hartlepool parents will be skydiving from 10,000 feet to help a charity which supported their poorly son.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 7:00 am

Abbieleigh Griffiths and Jamie Greenhow are planning the daring attempt to support the childhood cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Their aim is to raise £930 to tackle the jump and have appealed for people to support them.

Their son Noah Griffiths, 3, has a grade 3 glioma which is a type of tumour which can happen in the brain and spinal cord.

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Noah Griffiths with his parents Abbieleigh Griffiths and Jamie Greenhow.

It is so close to his brain that it can’t be operated on, and although he is receiving excellent treatment from North East doctors, no-one knows yet whether Noah will go blind.

His friends and family launched a fundraising battle to get him to Disneyland in Paris.

Separately, Noah’s mum Abbieleigh, 18, and dad Jamie, 20, want to do the skydive on March 27 and Abbieleigh said CLIC Sargent had been ‘so helpful to us from the beginning of Noah’s diagnosis and we will forever be grateful’.

As well as the jump which will taje olace in Peterlee, the couple will be doing raffles, tombolas and other fundraising – all to support a cause which has been so helpful to them.

Noah Griffiths.

Abbieleigh added: “I am really excited to do it as I love all sorts of things like this. Our target is £930 but if we could raise some more on top of that, it would be brilliant.

"CLIC Sargent is a charity on the hospital ward and they help people with all sorts of things such as grants. It is an amazing charity.”

Noah is no stranger no pulling through health ordeals.

Noah and his family’s life was changed forever in the summer when Noah had a seizure and was rushed to hospital for tests including MRI scans.

The tests for the seizure also showed up an unrelated tumour which was on Noah’s brain.

Noah has to have chemotherapy for 45 weeks and has also lost a lot of hair but never gives up and never stops being cheerful, said Abbieleigh.

He was poorly when he was first born and only went home at seven weeks.

More disruption came when his baby sister Ivy was born. She also arrived early – at 27 weeks – and Noah had to spend four months with mum and dad in hospital while Ivy received treatment for a life-threatening infection in her bowel.

Now Abbieleigh and Jamie are hoping the planned skydive can go ahead. To find out more, visit the Noah’s superhero journey page on Facebook where Abbieleigh plans to post updates on the fundraiser.

People can also find out more and make donations here.

To find out more about CLIC Sargent, visit here.

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