In October 2018 life for the Hewitt family changed forever. Son Franck was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
At 4 year’s old Franck is fighting a rare form of cancer which affects his white blood cells. This aggressive condition develops rapidly and Franck required immediate care, with the possibility of his treatment lasting over three years. Franck is now undergoing chemotherapy to kill the leukaemia cells in his bone marrow. This intensive treatment has seen Franck and his family make repeated trips to the Children’s Cancer Ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital where he is cared for by an expert team.
During this incredibly testing time not only have hospital staff proved invaluable but in an amazing example of unity, family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers have come together to celebrate Franck’s bravery whilst raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
On 9th February, The House of Vans in Waterloo, London played host to ‘Franck’s Fight,’ a fundraising event to remember organised by Uppercut Deluxe. Split into different areas showcasing all the things important to Franck, this jam-packed party included DJ sets from the likes of Professor Green, Slaves and Enter Shikari as well as live portraits and skate jams. Franck even enjoyed a temporary tattoo and with Franck’s dad Paul a successful barber, the day wouldn’t be complete without featuring a three-chair pop-up barbershop.
Proving the power in coming together, this cracking event raised a phenomenal £10,830. Franck’s fight with cancer continues but with friends like these behind him as well as the Children’s Cancer team at Bristol Children's Hospital we know he’s in the best possible hands.