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£170raised of £10,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £170 to For Ella's Fund..To help 6 year old Ella to recieve her treatment and continue fighting cancer...

    Swansea, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 30th October 2017

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    On September 30th 2017 I will be participating in a skydive to raise money for Ella's fund...Ella midwinter is a very special and little girl that has just turned 6 years old this Monday. However, beyond the smiles, laughter that every little girl should have Ella has cancer in a form of a tumour. Undeniably Ella is extremely brave, but she has no choice and has to fight her battle at such a young age, where realistically the only things she should be thinking of is getting ready for school and playing with all her friends or what colour hair bands to wear in hair. Ella's family and friends help her to be brave with love and support ,especially her mum Jenna and dad Chris who wouldn't have it any other way. to do this they need to be with every step of the way plus providing normal family for Ellas little brother Olly. However, JEmma has had to give up her job, chris has had to limited work to be able to be there with love and support, and transport Ella so she can recieve her much needed treatment. life is hard enough when you have a family to support, but with the extra stress financialy to enable your child to receive treatment nessecary and provide normal living is even harder. i want to raise this money so that that enables Ella to recieve her treatment and make for her and her family easier. If that's possible . I have met ELla and she bright and beautiful and the love shines within her and her family.. please show your love to ELla won't regret it, I promise.

    Please read ELLA'S story
    In September 2015 her parents Jenna and Chris midwinter were in informed that A Wilmas tumour had been detected in her left kidney..She was immediately given intensive Chemo treatment for 1 month at Noah's Arc Hospital Cardiff and then straight To Southampton where Ella underwent a gruelling 9 hour operation to remove her left kidney. For the next 18 months Ella continued to recieve chemotherapy every week at Cardiff and had to deal with the unpleasant side effects of the gruelling treatment, including the loss of her curly blonde locks. Ella's life has been on hold. She is unable to attend school regularly as her physical health can unexpectedly change, often results in more frequent journeys to and from Cardiff.
    Ella's chemotherapy finished in October 2016 and things were looking up, As a family we were looking forward to getting back to new real and catching up on all the things Ella missed out on with her little brother Olly.
    After a year of chemotherapy, Ella had her first follow up scan in December 2016. More devastation hit. The enormity of what was to come was unimaginable. The scan had found another tumour sitting in Ella's pelvis, between her bladder and bowel. We had to explain to Ella that her tumour had come back and unfortunately we would have to go back to Cardiff for more chemotherapy. January 4th 2017, chemotherapy was to recommenc, this time at a more intensive dose which Ella has to have every three weeks. This has been a lot different from the initial Chemo, mainly the knock it had on Ella's body and the depletion in Ella's overall blood levels. Ella has also had daily radiotherapy for 13 days inbetween her Chemo and every week we are having to travel to hospital for blood transfusions, platelet transfusions and injections to boost her stem cells. As Ella's blood levels are still low, there has been dslags in her having Chemo which means she is unable to attend school, go to parties, be in public places or be around anyone who has coughs or colds.



    • Julie Ridgway1 year ago
      Julie Ridgway

      Julie Ridgway

      1 year ago

      Thank Janet brookman, chic and elegant and Ericka magrath for you very generous donations. Also for your kind messages of support,,they really mean so much.. Ella has just had her MRI scan and I'm ecstatic to say the results say that they have detected no disease. Yes she has smashed cancer again. Whoo hoo!!!.. Ella will be receiving routine checks and then her hicmamline or wiggley as she calls it will be taken out. Ella Will have scans every 3 months to everything is well...Let's help Ella and her family to enjoy life a little better

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    • Clare Vonk

      Clare Vonk

      Oct 2, 2017

      Good luck with the sky dive 😚xxx

    • Tina


      Sep 30, 2017

      Good luck Julie x

    • Anonymous


      Sep 30, 2017


    • Richard Lewis

      Richard Lewis

      Sep 14, 2017

      Hope its not too windy


    • e mcgrath

      e mcgrath

      Aug 20, 2017

      We don't know your Ella but we have one of our own . Her smile is very much like yours . So keep smiling little Ella and you'll soon be well !


    • claire hocking

      claire hocking

      Aug 9, 2017

      They are so strong as a family and my heart breaks at what they are all going through


    • Chic and elegant

      Chic and elegant

      Aug 9, 2017

      Well done Ella you are Amazing xxx


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