Can you help to find ill Kettering youngster a new home?

Kettering youngster Keano Klein is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Kettering youngster Keano Klein is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital

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The mum of a Kettering youngster who is in Great Ormond Street Hospital recovering from a bone marrow operation is asking for help in finding a home near to Kettering General Hospital.

Keano Klein, who is nine, underwent the operation last autumn but still has a long road to recovery.

The youngster suffers from a rare condition called Kostmans Syndrome, which means he has got no immune system.

Since last June, he has been living in Great Ormond Street Hospital permanently, and although he will eventually be allowed home, he will need weekly treatment at Kettering Hospital for about two years.

Because he can only be outdoors for a short period, his mum Chantelle Moore is asking for help in finding a three-bedroom home with a garden near the hospital.

She said: “I would be most grateful to anyone who can help as Keano cannot go on public transport which makes it very difficult getting around Kettering for hospital visits.”

Keano had two bone marrow operations. The first used his mum as a donor but it failed. Another matching donor was then found in the US.

Anyone who can help Chantelle and Keano is asked to contact Neil Griffin at the Newlands Centre in Kettering on 01536 411920.

Chantelle thanked Mr Griffin for his help with Keano in recent years, adding: “No words can express our gratitude not only for Keano but, for all the good Mr Griffin does in going that extra mile to help other people and children too.”