Weʼve raised £7,300 to help fund Grace's journey throughout her cancer treatment
- Blyth, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 2nd February 2018
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UPDATE: we cannot thank each and every one of you enough for your thoughts, love, generosity and kindness. We are overwhelmed at the level of support from you all. Any funds that are left over after Grace's treatment will go towards helping her in her future to help make it an easier journey to adulthood. #teamgrace #amazinggrace #savinggrace
Grace is an 11 year old little girl who has been diagnosed with a large pelvic tumour, caused by Ewing Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
After already undergoing numerous procedures, scans, CT, MRI, bone marrow testing and constant blood tests, she is currently undergoing intensive Chemotherapy, set to last a full year. As well as enduring this, she is also set to have Proton Beam therapy in th USA for 12 weeks. The type of radiotherapy available to Grace will cause so much permanent damage to her little body, including hips, uterus, ovaries, bowel, bladder, nerves, pelvis and spine that the USA is her safest and best option.
She has been told that her pelvis will be so damaged it will not likely grow anymore, she will probably also never be able to have children.
The medical team feel that in America, they will at least be able to save some bone density in her hips and hip joints.
We are raising money in order to fund the journey and cost of living in the USA for Grace and her Mam, Emma. There is a chance she will be in America over Christmas, which is heartbreaking for her family and we would love to be able to have funds in order for Grace to have a visit from family members.
Not only this, but the cost of hospital travel and living has proven to be so much more than anticipated. Grace comes across many hurdles in between her chemo sessions and often is hit with complications such as infection and fever, which means she has no choice but to be admitted for between 5 and 10 days at a time, in between her chemo stays.
Graces journey has already been such a long one. Over a year ago, she was taken to the doctors with pain in her lower back, as well as weight loss - this led to Grace being diagnosed with a cracked coccyx and sent home with pain killers. After some weeks / months passed and more visits to doctors, walk-in centres and even A&E, with similar outcomes, she was then told she had muscular issues (pulled hamstring), and again sent away with painkillers and referred to physiotherapy.... The weight loss continued and Emma (Grace's Mam) requested X-Ray / MRI and she was told it was not necessary. Again after more visits, she was subsequently diagnosed with both stress related eczema and scoliosis. After further investigation and an MRI, they discovered a tumour. A biopsy was done and on the 25th August 2017, Grace was told she had a malignant tumour and the process began.
We are grateful of any help you can give in order to aid Grace's costs throughout this ordeal.
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Jan 23, 2018
Thinking of brave Grace and her mum and dad too! Bless you all!
Dec 24, 2017
This is from the sale of the Punch Drunk tickets xxxSending lots of love, Merry Christmas Grace and family xxx
Dec 19, 2017
Thinking of you all. We have decided instead of buying and sending cards to donate to Grace’s fund. Loads of love xxxxxx
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 17, 2017
Grace, from all your friends in Cresswell.We hope you get well soon
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