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£25,660raised of £37,000 target by 1375 supporters

    Weʼve raised £25,660 to Help fund life-saving Proton Beam Therapy for our Daughter

    Rochdale, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 29th July 2018

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    We need as much help as we can get to fund life-saving Proton Beam Therapy for our Daughter Bodie. You can read Bodie’s story below:

    A few days after Christmas 2016, Bodie was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 10 months after 6 trips to our local A&E department and GP within a 4 week period. Bodie started with symptoms of sickness and constant tiredness which rapidly progressed into her losing the ability to crawl, sit up or even support her own head. The 6th time we arrived at our local A&E department a locum doctor checked the reflexes in her legs and suggested we get an ultrasound of her brain. This revealed ‘an abnormality’ and we were transferred by ambulance to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, who then rushed her for an MRI scan and told us the heart-breaking news the next morning that she had a brain tumour big enough to occupy one fifth of her skull.

    Bodie’s first surgery was on New Year’s Eve to relieve pressure in her skull and 4 days later she had further brain surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible. Sadly after 9 hours the Neurosurgeons could only manage to safely remove approximately half of the tumour. Two weeks after the surgery we were given Bodie’s official Cancer diagnosis, she has a Grade 3 Anaplastic Posterior Fossa Ependymoma. Bodie has endured 12 months of Chemotherapy which has worked far better than her Consultant had previously thought it would, she has also had 2 further surgeries in February 2018. The small remainder of the tumour is inoperable as it is in her brain stem.

    Bodie is now 2 years old and for the past 2 months we were on track for Proton Beam Therapy which we were confident would be funded by the NHS. However her most recent MRI scan has shown a previously unnoticed mass within her brain stem, this new discovery is part of the original tumour and not new growth and means her tumour now exceeds the size requirements for NHS funding by a few millimetres. We are now faced with the agonising choice of having to self fund life-saving Proton Beam Therapy not currently available in the UK, or give her conventional Photon Radiotherapy which we believe would cause more long term damage to Bodie as it also hits healthy brain tissue, this can be avoided with targeted Proton Beam Therapy.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read Bodie’s story, if you can help us in any way it would give Bodie a better chance at beating her Cancer and living a full life.

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    • Lauren Thornton2 months ago
      Lauren Thornton

      Lauren Thornton

      2 months ago

      As many of you are aware we had to pay for the treatment upfront and to do this we had to take out a huge loan. With the funds raised online and offline donations we are now loan free. We are still waiting for the final bill for the additional medication and scans received but with recent and upcoming fundraising from family and friends we are confident we will achieve the payment. We will keep the Bodie vs Ependymoma page open and updated with her progress as and when we can. Thank you again for all of your support!

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    • Lauren Thornton2 months ago
      Lauren Thornton

      Lauren Thornton

      2 months ago

      Bodie's just giving page closes today, we would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for supporting Bodie. The things you have done have been amazing! Without you all, Bodie getting the treatment she needed simply wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you so much!

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    Page last updated on: 7/29/2018 4:58 PM

    Supporters

    1375

    • Jane Crook

      Jane Crook

      Jul 29, 2018

      Well done Catherine on your 10K sorry so late at paying up. Wishing you all the best Jane x

      £10.00

    • Dale

      Dale

      Jul 23, 2018

      £10.00

    • Gary Stratton

      Gary Stratton

      Jul 14, 2018

      I wish you well

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 13, 2018

      Dear Lauren, I don't know you and probably never will but this is not the point; a little bright sunshine needs help to shine even brighter and that what matters most. Lot's of love and good wishes xJ

    • Sarah Taylor

      Sarah Taylor

      Jul 13, 2018

      So sorry I haven't seen this earlier. I have donated and will be sharing x I hope your beautiful girl gets all the help she needs and makes a full recovery x

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 13, 2018

    • Suzanne

      Suzanne

      Jul 10, 2018

      Thanks s is sponsorship for Catherine Bells 10k. Good luck with your fundraising.xx

      £10.00

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