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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help Ella fight Retinoblastoma

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Ella is 3 years old and has Retinoblastoma we are setting up a fundraising page to help take the financial burden off Helen and Matthew.

Helen took Ella to the opticians when they noticed something was wrong with Ella’s eye. Specsavers reffered her straight to the Royal Gwent Hospital where she then was sent to Birmingham Children's Hospital, at which point Ella was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in both of her eyes.

Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer that affects young children, mainly under the age of six.

Around 50-60 cases are diagnosed in the UK every year – approximately one child a week.

Ella had to have her left eye removed and now has a prosthetic.

Her right eye is receiving regular laser therapy which is slowly shrinking the tumour. She receives this treatment at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Ella is also having 6 cycles of chemotherapy at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital, Cardiff.

In addition, Ella will also need to receive Proton Beam Radiotherapy which is only available outside of the UK.

They will be travelling to Essen, Germany and staying for approximately 6 weeks to receive daily treatment.

Ella‘s parents' first priority is caring for and supporting their little girl.

The money raised from this page is intended to take some of the financial worries away from the family, providing them with the funds to travel to and stay in Birmingham every month, fund their 6 week stay in Germany and all costs associated, along with helping them to provide Ella with additional care as well as everything she needs to keep her daily routines consistent.

Every penny will be put to good use to help and support Helen, Matthew and Ella.

Matthew and Helen are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated their hard earned cash. Whether it be 5p or £5, every penny will help them, to help Ella.

Thank you xxx

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  • Sarah Warren8 months ago
    Sarah Warren

    Sarah Warren

    8 months ago

    Update 3/3 and will minimise the risks of a secondary cancer further down the line. Its just stressful news in logistics terms and for what Ella has to go through. If anyone we know can genuinely adopt our 2 cats for the 8 weeks we'd be very appreciative as this is quite possibly my biggest concern at the moment. Great with kids but not with dogs.And you'll need to keep them indoors for the duration else they'll just try to come home.Msg Helen if you can,she cant give exact dates as yet. Oh and chemo 2 is on Monday. Lots of love H, M & E xxx

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  • Sarah Warren8 months ago
    Sarah Warren

    Sarah Warren

    8 months ago

    Update 2 Appointment on 21st with radiotherapist who will tell us more about the treatment and the logistics and which centre we are going too. So thank you everyone who has been donating and fundraising its really really really going to help with this trip. Luckily accomodation and flights are paid for by our AMAZING NHS This may sound like bad news but its not, the cancer hasnt spread or got any worse or anything like that they just feel this is the best treatment in her (rare) circumstances.......

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  • Sarah Warren8 months ago
    Sarah Warren

    Sarah Warren

    8 months ago

    Update 1/3 - 05.01.18 Well guys.... after the laser treatment (which went well) the oncologist wanted to see us. They've decided that she will now have a lumbar injection of chemo under anaesthetic in addition to her other chemo and turns out they want to go ahead with the proton radiotherapy, currently only available in either Florida or Germany. So in 8ish weeks we will have a new home for 8 long weeks for this treatment. Thats 8 weeks 24/7 stuck with matt and a 3yo with no school or babysitters!!! Im not sure i'll make it back sane!!!!

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9 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/10/2018 6:48 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 10, 2018

    Thinking of you xxx

  • Sam Banks

    Sam Banks

    Apr 19, 2018

    £10.00

  • Kirsty Roach

    Kirsty Roach

    Apr 17, 2018

    Keep smiling sending love x

    £10.00

  • Luke Jones

    Luke Jones

    Apr 12, 2018

    Hope the treatment is going well.Thinking of you guys.Luke and Sarah Jones

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 22, 2018

    Good luck x

  • Tracey james

    Tracey james

    Mar 21, 2018

    Sending lots of love and hoping your little girl is well soon xx

    £10.00

  • Susan Taylor

    Susan Taylor

    Mar 21, 2018

    Praying that the treatment works for your beautiful little girl.XX

    £10.00

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