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'Save our Stan': West Yorkshire woman's appeal to help save grandson's life

'Save our Stan': West Yorkshire woman's appeal to help save grandson's life

Published by Lisa Darvill at 5:59am 6th July 2020. (Updated at 9:08am 6th July 2020)

A West Yorkshire woman is urging people to help support a campaign to get life saving treatment for her grandson.

  • Dawn Dalton's grandson Stanley has leukemia 
  • He was first diagnosed in March last year 
  • After numerous treatments and transplants, in June his family were told his cancer had returned and there was no treatment available 
  • Now they're trying to raise £500,000 to go to Singapore for treatment 

Two-and-a-half-year-old Stanley Dalton was diagnosed with leukemia in March last year. He underwent numerous treatments and transplants, but tragically he relapsed in June. It was the third time his leukemia had returned.  

His family were told there was no more treatment available in the UK.

They're now trying to raise £500,000 to send him to Singapore for treatment have launched a fundraising campaign called 'Save our Stan'.

Stanley Dalton
Stanley Dalton

Stanley's Grandma Dawn Dalton, who lives in Bardsey near Harewood, has been speaking to Stray FM about the campaign. 

Dawn, who also works in Harrogate, says it was devastating to be told Stanley's cancer had returned. 

She said: 

"It's heartbreaking. I can't even tell you how many times we think everything is okay and then it's like somebody just pulls the rug from beneath us.

"It's just absolutely heartbreaking for it to be happening for the third time. 

"There are no guarantees as we've found, but we do know for a fact that without the treatment he won't be here. If he gets the treatment he'll have a chance, if he doesn't, he won't. 

"So it's really important that we get him out there and it has to be done as quickly as possible."

The family's fundraising campaign has already raised over £220,000 of its £500,000 target. 

Dawn said the reaction has been overwhelming: 

"People have been so generous, people that we don't know have donated lots of money. 

"People who are furloughed or don't have much money have even given £2, £5 and said I'm sorry that's all they can afford. But if 250,000 people donated £2 we'd be there." 

You can find out more about the family's campaign and make a donation on their Just Giving Page