Jack Zammett, of Queens Road, is a candidate for rare and invasive brain surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and his upcoming operation and rehabilitation has seen residents come together to start a fundraising campaign.
When Jack was born he suffered an extensive stroke, resulting in a number of serious health complications such as visual impairment, cerebral palsy and behavioural problems. Another effect was epilepsy and he experiences about 20 seizures per day. He has also recently been diagnosed with Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep (ESES), which means his brain remains in an epileptic state the whole time he is asleep. In total, Jack needs to take ten drugs per day alongside six different liquids to deal with his conditions.