Alex Crawley from Washington and his partner Cassandra with their baby son Leland [Image: Newcastle Chronicle].

A young kidney patient who made history when he had his first transplant at the age of three has been forced to resort to food banks after his disability benefits were stopped.

Alex Crawley spends four hours at a time hooked to a dialysis machine to stay alive as he awaits his third life-saving transplant.

The 28-year-old says being in hospital three days a week and the exhausting effects of the treatment have left him unable to work for the past seven years.

But he and his young family have been plunged into crisis after he was deemed fit to work under government benefit reforms and rejected for the new Personal Independent Payments (PIPs).

Source: Kidney transplant dad has disability benefits stopped and is now relying on foodbanks

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