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    Weʼve raised £2,020 to Help raise funds for 8 scans and treatment not funded by the NHS.

    Colchester, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 16th January 2019

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    Why have we chosen the Arnhem Bridge as the final destination for our endurance march? Breyas dad is a serving member of 2 PARA. Myself and the team are also members of The Parachute Regiment. The Arnhem Bridge is somewhat symbolic to any British Paratrooper, the words; bravery, courage, pride and the determination to never give up all ring true when the word Arnhem is spoken. Breya and her family have all of this. Everyday they battle this horrible disease and stay strong. They have everything thrown at them but crack on, day in day out. But they still need our help.

    On the 29 Mar 19, we will march,carrying 40lbs bergans (back packs) from Colchester to Harwich crossing (20miles),then from the Hook of Holland to Arnhem in Holland.110 miles total distance.

    Little Breya has been fighting high-risk neuroblastoma since the age of 2. She now needs 8 vital scans not provided on the NHS, to regularly check that she’s still ok and act quickly if she’s not.
    In January 2017 a tumour was initially discovered on Breya’s adrenal gland and grew to consume the whole of her stomach, spreading to her bones and bone marrow too.
    But now Breya’s completed frontline treatment in the UK which included intense chemotherapy, a 14-hour operation, radiotherapy, more chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and immunotherapy.

    Preventing relapse
    Devastatingly around 40-50% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma will relapse and once that happens, less than 1 in 10 will survive for more than 5 years.

    The focus then for Breya’s family is to do everything to prevent the cancer from returning. After 2 years of fundraising, they have enough to access the Bivalent Vaccine trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

    But they still need your help. Breya needs 8 PET/CT scans over the next 2 years – not provided by the NHS – which will cost £24,000. Not only do they capture any sign of a relapse at the earliest stage, they are also a requirement of the Bivalent Vaccine trial.

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    Page last updated on: 1/12/2019 23.58

    Supporters

    102

    • Adam French

      Adam French

      Jan 12, 2019

      I hope Breya gets through this and lives a full life and hope my donation can help her achieve that, it breaks my heart reading Breyas story and I hope this can help, I wish I had more money to give.

      £10.00

    • George ferguson

      George ferguson

      Jan 7, 2019

      £10.00

    • Norma Edwards

      Norma Edwards

      Jan 5, 2019

      £30.00

    • Don Ingham

      Don Ingham

      Jan 5, 2019

      Cheering you on

      £20.00

    • Yvonne Smart

      Yvonne Smart

      Jan 4, 2019

      Best of luck. The smarts xx

      £20.00

    • Andy Flood

      Andy Flood

      Dec 29, 2018

      All the best with this mate, your doing a great thing

      £20.00

    • Kevin Watts

      Kevin Watts

      Dec 29, 2018

      Good luck boys. Up the paras.

      £10.00

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    James Thwaite

    James Thwaite

    Colchester, UK

    Myself and members of the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment are going to conduct a endurance march across parts of the UK and Holland. Starting point will be Colchester Essex, final destination the Arnhem bridge in Holland (via harwich ferry crossing) 110 miles in total.

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