Weʼve raised £2,160 to Help Sophie stick it to Cancer
- Norwich, UK
- Funded on Thursday, 4th October 2018
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Sophie's story at present is.....
Sophie is 4 years old and was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on January 4th 2018. Tumours were found in her knee and femur and later it was confirmed that the cancer had spread to her lungs. Sophie has an older sister Evie, now 7, younger brother Connor, now 7 months old and Mum and Dad making life a constant juggling act.
Osteosarcoma is rare and aggressive in its nature. It is not common for someone as young as Sophie to develop the disease as it is more common in teenagers. Sophie's treatment to attempt to cure her of the disease has so far involved multiple operations and procedures, 10 weeks of chemotherapy followed by rotationplasty surgery where the tumours in her leg were removed and her leg was reconstructed so that her ankle joint is now her knee joint.
Sophie is recovering from her leg surgery which still has an area of skin that will take a long time to heal and may possibly require a skin graft in the future.
Sophie still has 16 weeks of chemotherapy to negotiate and the family keep everything crossed that it is able to do enough to rid her of the disease. After this Sophie will begin to look into prosthetics to give her the ability to walk again. Currently she uses a wheelchair and has begun to use crutches as she has daily physio to undergo on top of everything else.
Since diagnosis on the 4th January Sophie has been at home for approximately 30 nights with the rest of the time spent in hospital.
Funds raised for Sophie go directly to her in order for her to access anything she needs to make her life as easy as possible and to purchase any additional prosthetics she requires in the future, for example to do swimming, cycling, football and all the things she enjoys. Each hospital trip is a minimum of 130mile round trip and the family appreciate all support offered and are extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity shown to them in this very challenging time.
- 4 months ago
Longwater Construction4 months ago
We did it!!! Everyone finished the run. We had some very impressive times and... some people finishing. We are very close to our target. but don't stop there. This girl really deserves this money.
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Nigel's Sister - Debbie
Sep 24, 2018
Well done to you all...especially Nigel for dragging Steve for 10k on the end of a banner!!
Sep 5, 2018
Aug 8, 2018
Well done Rachael x
Aug 7, 2018
Very proud of you daddy ❤️ Love you xxxJake, Olly, Leo & Evie ❤️Well done to all at Longwater 🏃♂️👍
Aug 7, 2018
Well done guys and girls. A very worthy cause 🏃♂️🏃🏼♀️🥇 🥈 🥉
Aug 7, 2018
Massive well done Steve, very proud of you for doing this, couldn't have been easy in the heat! All for a fantastic cause, well done Longwater. Love Chloe xxxx
Aug 6, 2018
Well done John, proud of ya. Thought the sun/heat was going to ruin your chances of getting round but you did it! Great effort from you and everyone else at Longwater Construction.
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