Mason Williamson waits for the right donor to undergo an essential heart transplant with his family while awaiting the call to the hospital at any time.
And caring locals have rushed to his aid with a number of fundraising activities to help create memories for Mason and his family as he awaits the call that saved his life.
Mom Nicola said, “We found out during my 20 week scan that Mason was suffering from a condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
“He has undergone many open heart surgeries and was fitted with a pacemaker in 2016.
“We were told in 2017 that he was due for a transplant evaluation, but he was deemed too good to be listed and he had open heart surgery.
“But in October 2019, and then in September 2020, we were told that Mason was now in advanced heart failure and needed another transplant evaluation.
He got it in May 2021 and was then put on the routine roster.
She added, “It means we must be within four hours of the hospital at all times while we await the saving call that a heart has become available.”
She said: “We also have a bag packed at all times with us just in case.
“Mason has good days and bad.
“He gets tired very easily and before the summer vacation, he only managed half-days at school.
“Mason’s dad and I have both good days and bad waiting for the call. It’s so hard watching your kid go through this and we just wish we could swap places with him.”
A fundraising campaign aims to raise £ 500 for Mason to “make memories” with his family.
A post on the fundraising page, to which you can donate HERE said, “As many of you know, Mason is waiting for a heart transplant. Let’s help him and his lovely family create memories while waiting for a new heart to come.
“He’s a beautiful boy with a fantastic sense of humor and he always has a smile on his face.”
There is also a parachute jump on November 19, which you can donate to HERE while on November 20 the Markham Main Officials Club in Armthorpe will host a fundraising night.
The evening will include raffles, bingo, shows and promises “lots of laughs and fun”.
Tickets for the evening, which starts at 7 p.m., can be purchased at the bar.