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Kevin McCaughan

Kevin McCaughan is crowdfunding

34%
£69,660
raised of £200,000 target by 2209 supporters

Weʼre raising £200,000 to fund Mollie McCaughan's Neuroblastoma treatment in the USA.

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Story

Mollie is our beautiful daughter, who was until recently a happy healthy two-year-old, looking forward to starting pre-school and enjoying playing with her older brother Leo (4) and younger brother Ben (1).

In July 2020 Mollie was taken to A&E at the Princess Royal University Hospital after developing a sharp pain in her hip overnight. She had an operation a few days later which released pressure from an infection and reduced the pain. However, a scan during this process showed evidence of abnormal cells in her hips and after 3 weeks of further tests and scans Mollie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

A CT scan showed a 6.5cm tumor located on top of her left kidney, around her adrenal glands, renal arteries and spine. Additional tests confirmed that the cancer had spread to her skull and bone marrow. With this diagnosis we were advised that Mollie has a 40% chance of survival.

This news has been devastating to our family and those who know Mollie, and we are desperate to do everything we can to give her the best chance of beating cancer. Mollie began an initial 80-day course of aggressive chemotherapy at the end of August, under the excellent care of the team at The Royal Marsden and King's College hospitals. The total treatment plan is expected to run for around 18 months and Mollie has begun her treatment with the same delightful outlook as she had through the stages of diagnosis - bringing happiness and joy to all who meet her.

We were encouraged to set up this fundraising page after conversations with parents further down the Neuroblastoma treatment path. Their advice was to start fundraising now for treatments in the USA, which are not currently available in the UK, should Mollie’s treatment not be successful or permanently keep her cancer away.

Unfortunately, the treatments are expensive with costs of over £200,000 for further specialist treatment or £140,000 for treatment once the cancer is in remission to help prevent it returning. Sadly, this is common with Neuroblastoma.

We are not normally ones to ask for help, but as a family we have to know we have done everything we can to give Mollie the best chance of beating this terrible disease, so she can continue to grow up and live her life with her brothers.

Hopefully Mollie’s treatment will be successful and any further treatment in the USA will be minimal or unnecessary. While current medical information suggests it may likely be her best chance, any money generously donated which is not required for Mollie’s treatment will be distributed to support other children with Neuroblastoma in need of help.

Thank you so much.

Kevin, Sian, Mollie, Leo and Ben

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  • Kevin McCaughan2 months ago
    Kevin McCaughan

    Kevin McCaughan

    2 months ago

    Hello again - so I've started sending out thank you messages and have sent a first, test, one to our first donator (Mollie's grandfather, when we were setting the page up). That has worked but I now can't seem to send anymore. So, currently 1,171 supporters and 1 thanked :( While I try to understand what is going on and sort it out ... THANK YOU to everyone.

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  • Kevin McCaughan2 months ago
    Kevin McCaughan

    Kevin McCaughan

    2 months ago

    Thank you all so much for this incredible response & for supporting and sharing our story. Mollie and I are in hospital, chemo#4 due in 20 minutes. Not sure if "post an update" sends a note to all 1,171(!) of you. Starting direct messages now and can see loads support from PrioryCl, Beckenham+, S.Shields+, Ballycastle, Penclawdd, AICPA, CIMA, EY, Uni, F365, Cypto, NCT, Parklangley, KentSquash, Millfields, TimS, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, India + anons & many people we dont know :) Wow. Sporadic Mollie updates available on insta. Thanks Kevin

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 11/29/2020 21.16

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

    £10.00

  • Suky

    Suky

    Nov 29, 2020

    Good luck with the treatment x

  • Barbora and Jirka (no31)

    Barbora and Jirka (no31)

    Nov 29, 2020

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

    £5.00

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    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

    “Christmas Wreath Raffle”. Pauline & Penney @ No 74

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

    With love to Mollie x

    £10.00

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