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Weʼre raising £500,000 to Billy the Brave: Supporting a 4-Year-Old's Journey with a Terminal Brain Tumour

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Billy Thompson's Journey: Supporting a Brave 4-Year-Old's Last Months with a Terminal Brain Tumour named Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which was diagnosed in November 2023.

Heartbreakingly, we find ourselves rallying around a little superhero and beautiful boy, 4-year-old Billy, who is courageously battling a terminal brain tumour. Every day Billy spends with his family is treasured.

Billy has gone through thirteen gruelling radiotherapy sessions but radiotherapy alone is not a cure. Chemotherapy has to date been shown to be ineffective in treating DIPG so Billy’s parents anxiously await news what other treatments might be available to fight this terrible illness.

This Just Giving campaign, "Billy Thompson's Journey," aims to provide support for his family so they can be there every step of the way, creating moments of joy and laughter and memories they can cherish forever.

Your donations will go towards helping Billy’s family provide him with the best life and the best care possible.

January's MRI scan indicates some tumour progression, likely attributed to pseudo-progression resulting from radiotherapy and associated swelling. Unfortunately, due to uncertainty surrounding the tumour's status, Billy's acceptance into the third round of the GOSH CARMIGO trial in March seems unlikely. The family is now actively exploring international alternatives, aware that this endeavour will come with significant expenses.

DIPG is a whirlwind. Every second counts. At this point, they are desperately trying to prepare themselves for the eventuality of overseas treatment, so need your help to raise as much money as possible.

Any remaining funds will be contributed to Abbie's Army or a similar DIPG research organisation. The family is dedicated to supporting efforts to discover a cure for DIPG, sparing other children and families from enduring this devastating cancer.

Please join us in our mission to fight for Billy life, or at the very least, make life a little easier for Billy, his parents, Jamie and Ellie and his six-year-old sister, Maddie.

Thank you for caring and for your generosity.

Signed Christina (Billy's Aunty)

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  • Christina Walter1 month ago
    Christina Walter

    Christina Walter

    1 month ago

    January's MRI scan indicates some tumour progression, likely attributed to pseudo-progression resulting from radiotherapy and associated swelling. Due to uncertainty surrounding the tumour's status, Billy's acceptance into the third round of the GOSH CARMIGO trial seems unlikely. The family is now exploring international alternatives, that will come with significant expenses. At this point, they are desperately trying to prepare themselves for the eventuality of overseas treatment, so need your help to raise as much money as possible.

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