A BOURNEMOUTH mum has launched a fundraiser to help raise money for her "brave" five-year-old son diagnosed with leukaemia.

Maja Anoiolowska's son, Gabriel, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just after Christmas.

Maja, 33, has said he has since dealt with his diagnosis extremely well. 

She said: "Before this he was always very active and absolutely fine. Just after Christmas he just had a random tummy ache for a couple of days and we went in and within the same day we got a diagnosis that he has leukaemia.

"He's been really brave about it and I don't think any of us would have managed so well if he hadn't. He's fighting through and not letting us see that he's not coping too well. Even when he has to be in hospital, he's very positive."

Undergoing trial treatment at Southampton General Hospital, Maja stated the costs to help her son have begun to add up. 

Driving back and forth from Southampton almost daily, Gabriel is also needing 1:1 tutoring to avoid falling behind in school and also swimming lessons, advised to keep active to help his immune system.

Maja said: "We didn't have enough money to make him feel less like a patient and more like a child. There's lots of children on our road that go to the same class as him and sees them walk every day so it's hard. 

"We're trying to get someone in so they can spend time because he'll probably be back in school in September and I don't want him to be behind.

"How much extra we're spending on all of this treatment and everything else, we virtually relying on that money."

Maja has been shocked by the amount raised so far and is thankful as it helps every penny helps Gabriel. 

The GoFundMe page has already raised £1,500 so far. 

Hoping to raise £2500, the family has also been supported by Southampton charity Abby's Heroes. 

For more information and to donate, visit the family's GoFundMe page.