Layton Bracey is a six-year-old boy from Preston who has suffered so badly from a rare autoimmune disease that he has been left with only 25% kidney function.
Layton’s parents have set up a Facebook page to tell the tragic story of how the disease has affected the young Preston boy and hopefully raise awareness for others.
Layton suffers from Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a disease that affects the blood vessels and causes a spotty rash.
According to the NHS, in most cases, HSP is not serious and most people make a full recovery.
Unfortunately, Layton is in the 1% of children that develop HSP so severely that it leads to Chronic kidney disease(CKD).
Layton now has stage 4 CKD and is going through dialysis whilst awaiting a kidney transplant.
You can support Layton by sharing his page and raising awareness of HSP.