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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 Burton5 months ago
    Florentina Burton

    Florentina Burton

    5 months ago

    We are now on the final stage of her frontline treatment. The immunotherapy, she has 6 cycles of oral medicine and 5 cycles of antibodies. She has already completed 2/6 oral and on her 2nd cycle of antibodies. On the 22/2/2022 Florentina officially started school! She has absolutely loved it and enjoyed being back with friends. Her scans at the end of January remained clear! She is heading in the right direction ready for New York. Thank you so much for everyone's continuous love, support and donations!!

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  • Florentina Burton7 months ago
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    Florentina Burton

    7 months ago

    Happy New Year! Florentina has had a lovely Christmas with family. We are so fortunate that she's really well in herself with no hospital visits over the Christmas period. Just before xmas she finished 2 weeks of radiotherapy, she breezed her way through it and we are so proud of her. We now start the last phase of her frontline treatment the immunotherapy. She will begin this on the 10th January, which will go on for the next 6 months. Thank you for your continued love, support and donations, we are so grateful!!

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  • Florentina Burton10 months ago
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    Florentina Burton

    10 months 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 Burton

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Braintree, Essex UK

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