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Weʼre raising £2,000 to pay for a potentially life saving treatment for Rebecca only available in America which will reduce the chance of relapse.

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In January this year my little cousin Rebecca McKenna (aged 3) was diagnosed with a rare child cancer called Neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is a rare and very aggressive disease that affects around 100 children each year in the UK, making it the cancer with the highest mortality rate amongst all child cancers.

Rebecca’s primary tumours were in her stomach and her adrenal glands, but has since spread to her bone marrow.

With that said, she has recently finished 90 days of chemotherapy, and is about to enter another phase of high dose chemo, a stem cell transplant, and finally 3 weeks of radiotherapy. The chance of relapse after all of this is still as high as 80% after 2 years.

Her parents set out to better her chances of survival and found that a preventative drug available only in America called DFMO was their best opportunity. Unfortunately it is extremely expensive and we are well off our fundraising target at this time.

In a bid to help towards reaching their goal, Lucy, Anna and I will be doing a sprint distance triathlon on 18th August. The race will be held in Highland Perthshire and will involve a 750m swim in Loch Tay, a 20km cycle round the quiet Perthshire roads, and finally a 5km run in the grounds of Taymouth castle.

This isn’t the first time you or someone you know has/will be affected by a form of cancer so please do give what you can and share the below page amongst friends and family.

Thank you x

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    • Jeff

      Jeff

      Aug 18, 2018

      Amazing effort guys - well done! X

      £20.00

    • Caitlin Dunn

      Caitlin Dunn

      Aug 18, 2018

      Well done guys!! Smashed it xxx

      £20.00

    • Stewart Ballantyne

      Stewart Ballantyne

      Aug 18, 2018

      £10.00

    • Hannah Sweeney

      Hannah Sweeney

      Aug 18, 2018

      To Nathan and LucyExcellent effort 🏊‍♂️🏃‍♂️💪🏼 Well done!Lots of love, Hannah & Matt

      £30.00

    • Becca and Al

      Becca and Al

      Aug 18, 2018

      Good luck guys! Lucy-I’ll sponsor you anouther £20 if you swim front crawl! Sending love to your family Nate and wishing them all the best, well done with the fundraising xxx

      £40.00

    • Michael  Gunn

      Michael Gunn

      Aug 18, 2018

      Go get ‘em Tiger

      £20.00

    • Fergus Forde

      Fergus Forde

      Aug 17, 2018

      Good luck baes. Ferg x

      £30.00

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