Still fighting - young Kaiden Griffin continues big fight four years on

Kyra Welch and her partner Kieron Griffin with their son Kaiden Griffin. The family organised Horse

Kyra Welch and her partner Kieron Griffin with their son Kaiden Griffin. The family organised Horse Ride day to rasie money to helpother families of a child with congenital heart defects. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

When doctors told a Norfolk couple their child might only live for two years they were devastated.

Kyra Welch and her partner Kieron Griffin with their son Kaiden Griffin. The family organised Horse

Kyra Welch and her partner Kieron Griffin with their son Kaiden Griffin. The family organised Horse Ride day to rasie money to helpother families of a child with congenital heart defects. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

But with little Kaiden Griffin having just celebrated his fourth birthday, the young family is looking forward to creating more happy memories together.

Furthermore, with dignity and selflessness Kyra Welch and Kieron Griffin, both 22, are continuing to raise money for other families facing similar heartache.

They have raised thousands of pounds for various causes, including Kaiden's Big Fight, a charity they set up themselves which has helped parents of ill children go on holidays.

On Sunday, Miss Welch and Mr Griffin, who live in Holt, organised a horse ride and dog show at Sly's Farm, North Creake, near Fakenham, to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

Hannah Petchey and Sally Hammond taking part in the charity horse ride day at North Creake.
Pic: Nic

Hannah Petchey and Sally Hammond taking part in the charity horse ride day at North Creake. Pic: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Kaiden, who attended the event, has an abnormal heart, lungs and veins and the situation is too complex for him to undergo an operation.

Although he has surpassed doctors' expectations his condition is sadly terminal.

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Miss Welch, who is from North Creake, said: 'He's been enjoying himself at the event today, throwing mud around and enjoying attention.

'Most people who meet Kaiden wouldn't know there is anything wrong. He takes everything in his stride and isn't in any pain.

'We can tell he is slightly getting worse. He can get breathless sometimes.

'Kaiden won't have a long life but we're determined to ensure he has a happy one.

'We're always going for days out and we're about to go on holiday to Yorkshire, then having a big family holiday later in the year,

'I just want him to have a normal life.'

Kaiden is due to start at Holt Primary School in September and has been attending playschool.

Few could imagine the heartache this young family is facing, but Miss Welch said knowing they are supporting others brings them strength.

She said: 'It helps us massively to know something positive is coming from this.

'We keep going and take things at Kaiden's pace. He is happy and not aware that he's different to anyone else.'

For more about Kaiden's Big Fight, call 07917 416711 or go on Facebook to Kaiden's Big Fight.

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