Fireworks event will raise funds for brave Harris
It has come to the time of year again when we are starting to plan our Dunbeg community bonfire and fireworks night, to take place on Saturday November 3.
Last year’s was fantastic and the total of £2,500 was raised for Oban Pipe Band. This would not be possible without the generous donations received from local businesses.
This year we are raising money for Harris McGougan. This is only a small sample of what Harris has been through.
On July 12, 2017, at the age of only two, Harris’s family were informed that he had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Over the past year he has been virtually living in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
It was full on from bone marrow tests to confirm diagnosis and a central line in his chest, blood transfusions, many chemotherapy sessions, infections and many more.
His mum says the treatment ‘drained the life out of him’. He had an induction phase of five weeks, which didn’t work, and then started on a more intense regime of chemotherapy.
He is now finished this block and is now on his maintenance phase, which lasts a further two years.
Harris goes to Glasgow every Tuesday for blood tests, he has oral chemotherapy every night if his bloods are okay. Every month he has to have chemotherapy intravenously and every three months he has to be put under anaesthetic and have chemotherapy put in his spine. This is one courageous little boy.
We would like to ask anyone if they would be so kind as to donate something to our event, be it a raffle prize, bottle stall donation or monetary donation. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation by cheque, please make payable to Dunbeg Development Committee. To make donation to our raffle or bottle stall, we can arrange to collect it from you at a time that is convenient for you by contacting Catriona on 07825 186196. James MacDonald,
Event organiser, Lochnell Road, Dunbeg.