Little battler in need of help

Peta Hurley is a mother of 6 who has a sick child and cannot afford to fix her unreliable vehicle. Peta with her son Jayden Williams, 6 who is sick.
Peta Hurley is a mother of 6 who has a sick child and cannot afford to fix her unreliable vehicle. Peta with her son Jayden Williams, 6 who is sick. Christopher Chan

JAYDEN Williams is a very sick little boy.

His mother Peta Hurley said at just two months old Jayden was diagnosed with diabetes one making him the youngest Australian ever to be diagnosed with the condition.

Since then it has been one thing after the other for the 6-year-old who was in a car accident when he was one, had his right kidney taken out at two and developed ear problems.

Ms Hurley said Jayden had spent his entire life in and out of hospitals.

"He has had to repeat prep last year because he missed out on so many days of school," Ms Hurley said.

Jayden's most recent health scare in December left his parents frightened for his life.

"The doctor's did not think he would make it, they flew his straight to Brisbane," Ms Hurley said.

He then spent four days in the Intensive Care Unit in a coma.

"The last time he was in ICU he damaged his left kidney," Ms Hurley said.

Every day Jayden has to deal with the pain that comes with suffering from so many conditions and Ms Hurley said it was a constant battle to get Jayden to take his medication.

She said Jayden needed injections of insulin, blood pressure medication and medication for his ears every day however he was about as fond of medication as any other child his age.

Ms Hurley said she did not think it would be long until Jayden needed renal dialysis to deal with his kidney problems.

Now Jayden needs to get to Brisbane to have an ear operation but Ms Hurley said their car could not fit all of her kids and it probably would not be able to make it that far anyway.

She said she has been left with no other choice but to ask the community if they are able to help her family in any way.

"We don't like asking for help.

"We just wanted to see if we could raise some money," Ms Hurley said.

Ms Hurley said her and her partner are not currently working because looking after Jayden was a full time job.

If you can help Ms Hurley and her family you can contact her on

Topics:  diabetes health problems

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