Weʼre raising £500 to help fund Siobhan Mather's treatment for neuroblastoma, a very rare children's cancer
- St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK
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On 1st July 2017, aged just 2, Siobhan became lethargic and was taken to her GP. After being referred to Barnet General Hospital, it was discovered she had a tumour. She was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare child cancer.
Neuroblastoma is a very rare cancer and only 100 children per year are diagnosed in the U.K. Siobhan has undergone various treatments in the UK and to further her chances of a full recovery she needs a vaccine which is only available in America, Siobhan is a brave 2-year-old girl and is taking everything that this terrible disease can throw at her in her stride. Relapsed Neuroblastoma is the most dangerous form of the disease. There is no standard relapse protocol for relapsed Neuroblastoma, which means clinical trials are often the only hope for many children. Such clinical trials are rarely available via the NHS, so where families wish to access this treatment, their only option is abroad, in the hope of helping them beat cancer. In the USA, there have been a number of trials with high success rates. The cost for the course of treatment, as well as the associated costs of travelling abroad to access it are estimated in the region of £220,000.
I hope you are able to help to raise money and awareness to help Siobhan to win her battle against this terrible illness.
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