Northampton band members are holding a fund-raising event for a charity that support children needing bowel transplants.
Jordan and Liam and are two of the members of The Keepers, an Indie/Psych band from Northampton. They run a club night 'Popscene' and on Saturday 1st September at The Pomfret Arms in Northampton, they are holding a charity all-dayer, featuring live music from bands across Northamptonshire.
All money raised from this event will go to The Harry Matthews Small Bowel Transplant Trust.
The Harry Matthews Small Bowel Transplant Trust is a charity, which supports children who are listed for small bowel transplantation and their families. The reason they have chosen this charity is that Stan the son of a friend of theirs is affected by this.
Read his story below.
Stan is 15 years old and was diagnosed with a rare bowel disorder at only 6 months. Having to be intravenously fed and after numerous operations, his only hope was a transplant.
When he was 7 years of age, he received an isolated small bowel transplant. Due to serious complications post-transplant, he needed complex treatment, which included chemotherapy. This resulted in complications to his liver and renal system and the difficult decision was made to re-list him for a second transplant, which would be a rarer and more complex procedure.
In December 2017, Stan received a multi-visceral transplant, which included the small bowel, colon, liver and pancreas. He had to spend endless months at a time in a hospital in London due to the complexities of the treatment. This was a very difficult time for him and his family during which time they had very little support.
On a more positive note, Stan is now 6 months post receiving his new organs and although he still has a long way to go he is a real fighter and we are very hopeful this time that he will get a life he so deserves.