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Closed 23/11/2016

raised of £1,000,000 target by 5311 supporters

    Weʼve raised £133,285 to Surgery @ Memorial Sloan Kettering USA for our daughter Kelly Turner (16yrs old). Her diagnosis is Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumours.

    Dover, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

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    Our beautiful, clever, artistic and loving Daughter Kelly is only 16yrs old. Up to October 2015 she was fit and well and enjoying a happy and fulfilling life. October 2015 she was diagnosed with Cancer - "Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is an aggressive tumor that typically begins in the abdomen or pelvis. Considered a pediatric cancer, this rare type of soft tissue sarcoma is diagnosed in about 20 adolescents in the United States each year." She's been well cared for by The Royal Marsden, Sutton UK with 9 rounds of chemotherapy which has responded well, but because there are tumours close to her Liver they're not prepared to carry out any Surgery.

    We have sought a fifth opinion from Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York and they have agreed to do the surgery, immunotherapy and possibly radiotherapy. As for the cost, update as of 3rd August an "estimate" of $ 1,200,000 is needed by MSKCC. We are not covered by the American insurance system so we'll have to find funding.

    Any money remaining from surgery and procedures will be donated to DSRCT research at the Royal Marsden in Sutton to help other people like Kelly.

    Please support our Kelly, we so want her to have a normal, long & fruitful life. #doingitforkelly

    Love, Linda, Kelly & Martin Turner - Dover UK.

    If you are from abroad and wish to donate in the bank, you will need the IBAN details following:

    IBAN number: GB53NWBK 600704 39767000


    Thank you :)



    • Martin Turner7 years ago
      Martin Turner

      Martin Turner

      7 years ago

      Hello all. Thanks for your amazing support! I've just noticed that we've had some messages saying that we should try St Jude Children's Research Hospital, and just to let you know we have already tried them. They said that Kelly should get the treatment locally therefore they're not willing to do it themselves. As for hospitals in the UK, we have been turned down by The Royal Marsden, University College Hospital in London, Christie's Hospital in Manchester and a hospital in Basingstoke.

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    • Martin Turner8 years ago
      Martin Turner

      Martin Turner

      8 years ago

      Hi all. Thanks for getting behind Kelly and donating! We've already raised a huge amount and we have so many people to thank for it. All of your contributions, whether it was donating or doing a fundraising event, has soon added up to a whopping amount. Thanks all, lots of love, Kelly, Linda and Martin :)

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    8 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/20/2016 07.56



    • Anonymous


      Nov 20, 2016

      Our thoughts are with you.


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      Nov 16, 2016


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      Nov 14, 2016


    • Jenny (saw flier in Dover when on holida

      Jenny (saw flier in Dover when on holida

      Nov 10, 2016

      Keep donating folks! So glad you're getting closer to your target. Great the target is rediced for the surgery too! ❤️


    • Andrew


      Nov 9, 2016

      Hope everything goes well


    • donna mcglynn

      donna mcglynn

      Nov 9, 2016


    • Lucy Howard

      Lucy Howard

      Nov 8, 2016

      Going to share this on my business page. Only wish I had more to give. Xxx


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    A father desperately trying to save his daughter's life. <3

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