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£390raised of £5,000 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help 3yr old Katy get laser surgery in the USA to avoid chemotherapy and invasive brain surgery if her lesion grows

Location
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Time left
13 days to go

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3 year old Katy Davis has been diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma – an extremely rare brain condition of which little research has been done. She has a lesion on her brain in an extremely precarious place and operating is extremely dangerous.
There is a 50-50 chance of the lesion growing, but there are treatment options if it does. If the family were to remain in the UK the only options would be chemotherapy and a brain operation which would require surgeons to cut into Katy’s brain.
However, if funds allowed, the family could travel to the United States, where Katy would receive treatment which would involve lasering the brain. This would be a lot less traumatic and risky for Katy.

Others in Weston are already starting to raise money to help get the family to the USA if the lesion grows (a 50/50 chance of this happening) and to pay for the treatment so we’d love the local community to dig deep and come together to help make this a reality. If the lesion doesn’t grow and treatment is not required, or not enough money is raised, what has been raised will be donated towards research into this little known disease.

You can read more about the family’s story here: http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/family_plunged_into_unknown_as_girl_3_lives_with_brain_lesion_1_4634804

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  • Steve Wright

    Steve Wright

    3 months ago

    Steve Wright

    There is a charity VW cruz taking place on Sunday 11th September which will finish at Hutton Moor Sports Centre where we will have a BBQ, kids entertainment and more! Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639740513022331/

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  • Zoë Bodman

    Zoë Bodman

    Sep 13, 2016

    Sending you loads of luck and hoping you reach what you need to help Katy 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀💕

    £20.00

  • Jonathan Soanes

    Jonathan Soanes

    Sep 9, 2016

    Hope you reach your target Katy and I hope all goes well for you sweetheart god bless you xxx

    £100.00

  • Nick Benning

    Nick Benning

    Sep 8, 2016

    £10.00

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

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