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Florentina Burton

Florentina Burton is crowdfunding

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£110,412
raised of £250,000 target by 1785 supporters

Weʼre raising £250,000 to fund for further treatment to receive the Bivalent Vaccine in New York for high risk neuroblastoma that's not currently available in the UK.

Braintree, Essex UK

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Florentina is a happy, determined and sassy 4 year old who is a very energetic, outdoor-loving little girl who is pony mad!

On Friday 21st May 2021, just 5 days before Florentina's 4th birthday, we got the devastating news that she had been diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer that has a 50-60% chance of long-term survival, but also carries a high risk of relapse which if happens survival rates dramatically decrease. We are fundraising for further treatment not available in the UK to take Florentina to The New York cancer centre to hopefully have the bivalent vaccine, it is the only pediatric tumour vaccine in existence, this would maximum the survival rate in the event of a relapse.

We have been in Great Ormond Street hospital for 3 weeks now and Florentina has already undergone many different scans and biopsies, and she has a long treatment plan ahead for the next 14-18 months. She is on her 3rd session of her chemotherapy treatment which she has to have every 10 days, and has at least 6-8 inductionary chemo left. We are then hoping the tumour would have shrunk enough to have an operation to remove it. She will therefore face further treatments to target any remaining cancer cells that might still be present with high dose Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Biological and Immunotherapy and Stem Cell Replacement. She has a long road ahead of her but Kevin & I are so unbelievably proud of how well she is coping, she's showing great strength and determination.

We have had so much love and support around us from friends & family it's been overwhelming, it has given us the strength we need to battle on through and beat this.

All donations great or small will mean so much to us and we can't thank you all enough!

**Hopefully Florentina's treatment will be successful and any further treatment in the USA will be minimal. All money will be held in a holding account ready to use after Florentina's frontline treatment has finished. Any money generously donated which is not required for Florentina's treatment will be distributed to support other children with Neuroblastoma in need of help**

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  • Florentina Burton12 days ago
    Florentina Burton

    Florentina Burton

    12 days ago

    Yet again we are blown away as a family with everyone's love, support & donations! You are all incredible souls, can't believe we have made it to over £104,000 in such a sort space of time. It gives us so much strength & faith whilst we are currently in Great Ormond Street where Florentina is undergoing her next phase of treatment, the high dose chemo. She has completed the chemo & had the stem cell infusion so now waiting for her cells to recover. She's doing ok, we are hoping to be out 6/8 weeks and enjoy Christmas at home. Thank you 🙏 ❤️

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  • Florentina Burton2 months ago
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    Florentina Burton

    2 months ago

    You are all incredible, just over £70k raised already! Thank you all so much for the continued love & support. The last few weeks have been crazy busy, not only with Flo's treatment but an exciting arrival of her new baby sister. Sofia has been a blessing & a lovely distraction especially for Flo who has taken on the big sister role fabulously! So far Flo has coped so well, we really couldn’t be any prouder! We have now had the good news the tumour has shrunk considerably and on Tuesday 31st Aug she is going to have surgery to remove it.

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  • Florentina Burton4 months ago
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    Florentina Burton

    4 months ago

    Wow, over £30,000 raised in a week!! We are blown away with all this love, support and generosity from absolutely everyone! Every single donation, message and name has been noticed by us and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts ♥️♥️ We know as a unity with all this support we will get Florentina the vaccine she deserves! As a family we are feeling determined and stronger than ever! Thank you all so much xxx

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 10/20/2021 10.54

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 20, 2021

    Keep going xxxx

    £20.00

  • The Barn Nursery

    The Barn Nursery

    Oct 19, 2021

    From all the team, children and parents at The Barn Nursery who supported Florentina in our fundraiser.We all send you so much love and hugs, keep smiling beautiful girl xxxx

    £2,335.00

  • Beryl Bradshaw

    Beryl Bradshaw

    Oct 19, 2021

    Stay strong little Princess

    £20.00

  • Jasmine Smith

    Jasmine Smith

    Oct 18, 2021

    Thanks for the pole work photos

    £3.00

  • Lynn Patterson

    Lynn Patterson

    Oct 18, 2021

    £10.00

  • Petit_fifi

    Petit_fifi

    Oct 17, 2021

    Such a brave little girl and an amazing cause 💖Stay strong little one 🌸

    £10.00

  • Georgina

    Georgina

    Oct 17, 2021

    £10.00

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Florentina Burton

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Braintree, Essex UK

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