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£3,520raised of £3,000 target by 178 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to ease the financial pressures on the Crosby family while they support Ruth Grace through her battle with bone cancer (osteosarcoma).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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As you know, our beautiful and extremely brave Ruth Grace was diagnosed with bone cancer on 6.10.16. Her treatment is due to last until at least June 2017 and consists of chemotherapy, surgery and an intensive physiotherapy programme. We do not yet know the full extent of the surgery that Ruth Grace will require once her first rounds of chemo are complete, but we do know that her surgery will be significant and will have a life changing effect on her mobility.

Many generous and concerned friends and family members have offered financial support to Joanne and Stuart to help them to meet their increased costs during Ruth Grace's treatment plan. The family are extremely grateful for this and are now in a position to start planning ahead a little. We have set up a Facebook page so that we can keep you up to date with her progress throughout the difficult months ahead. Please like and share this group - @ruthgracesbattle

The CLIC Sargent charity estimates that parents require on average an extra £367 per month throughout the course of cancer treatment to compensate for loss of income and to cover additional expenses during and post cancer treatment (e.g. wigs, increased heating bills, alterations to the home). Any money raised on this site will be used to pay for costs relating to Ruth Grace's care and after care as well as helping the family to cover their additional costs. A full ledger of how money is spent will be kept.

If there is any money remaining from our fundraising at the end of Ruth's treatment, it will be shared between the charities who are already providing essential support to the family during this most difficult time.

On behalf of Jo, Stu, Ruth Grace and Amelia, we thank you wholeheartedly for any contributions (however small) that you are able to make in order to ease the financial pressures on the family whilst they support Ruth through this battle.

We look forward to celebrating with you all once Ruth is given the all clear!

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  • Jo Botham

    Jo Botham

    4 days ago

    Jo Botham

    Apologies for the delay - we needed some time to process before sharing this: After Christmas, Ruth will be having 10-12cm of her affected tibia removed. This section will be replaced with a donor bone from Miami and a section of her own fibula which will be grafted onto the donor bone in order to encourage the body to accept it. Ruth will not be able to use her leg for 6 mnths and recovery will take 12-24 mnths. We would like to thank most sincerely the family who bravely authorised the donation of the bone Ruth will receive. Thank you x

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  • Jo Botham

    Jo Botham

    12 days ago

    Jo Botham

    Well, you are such amazing people that we are now over achieving and there's still so much fundraising going on! Thank you all so, so much! Special thanks to all the children who have been raising money to help Ruth Grace, for example Melissa and Ruby who both selflessly donated their lovely, long locks to help their friend. Girls, you are wonderful! Jo, Stu & Ruth are going to Birmingham this week to discuss options for Ruth's surgery. We hope for the best; please join your thoughts and prayers with ours once more. Many thanks, Aunty Jo x

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  • Jo Botham

    Jo Botham

    25 days ago

    Jo Botham

    Thank you so much, everyone, for your continued support. You are wonderful people! It's been a tough chemo week to say the least but after five very distressing days Ruth's body began to rally yesterday and, as fluids are once more passing through her system, we are now seeing a gradual improvement in her condition. Ruth's MRI scan was scheduled for today but cannot take place until she is stronger. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers; she won this week's battle but the war rages on. With most sincere gratitude, Ruth's Aunty Jo x

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  • Sam Aldridge

    Sam Aldridge

    Dec 5, 2016

    IZZY HAIR

    £10.00

  • Tracey Taylor

    Tracey Taylor

    Dec 5, 2016

    Good luck and well done from the Tracey Phil and family

    £10.00

  • Carol and Graham

    Carol and Graham

    Dec 5, 2016

    Hard to put a figure of money on this cause...... love to Ruth Grace and her strong family xx well done to Izzy for donating her precious hair

    £20.00

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Jo Botham

Jo Botham

Manchester, United Kingdom

Ruth Grace's aunt and godmother.

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