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Weʼre raising £80,000 to fund treatment for Georgia's brain tumour

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On 20th April 2018, our world changed forever, when we learned Georgia had DIPG - an aggressive and inoperable brain stem tumour. There is currently no cure for this dreadful disease, and the standard treatment is radiotherapy simply to extend the child's life. You can read more about DIPG here

Over the last 8 weeks, Georgia has undergone 4 MRI's, a brain biopsy and 6 weeks of radiotherapy. At this time, this is all that conventional medicine can do for us.

However, there ARE therapies out there. They're experimental in nature, but we've researched them endlessly and identified the ones that show promise. We feel very strongly that we owe it to our little girl to try them. Her quality of life is forefront of our mind, so we won't put her through endless treatments if she is clearly deteriorating. But right now, she's improving, and has such a will to live and a love of life, that we are determined to try and save her. Without trying these treatments, she has just months to live.

The first, and perhaps most costly procedure, is she is being fitted with a Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED) system. This is a relatively new technique which allows cancer fighting drugs to pass across the 'Blood Brain Barrier', the impenetrable wall that makes treating brain stem cancer so difficult. You can read more about CED here This procedure is not available on the NHS, and is estimated to cost around £60,000.

Once fitted, Georgia can receive transfusions of the chemotherapy drugs that show some promise, as well as using immunotherapy treatments to fight the cancer. These infusions will involve travelling every few weeks to Europe, and are estimated to cost between £6,000 and £20,000 per infusion.

Our total estimated costs are in the region of £200,000 to £300,000. We are draining our savings to fund as much as we can, but still have a shortfall. People have been so kind and generous already but if you can spare anything at all to help Georgia, we would be so incredibly grateful. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for taking the time to read this - With Love, Gary, Ruth, Georgia and Finley

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2018

      £50.00

    • R.Ragnall

      R.Ragnall

      Jul 20, 2018

      Keep up your very good work.Sending love and healing thoughts. xx

      £30.00

    • Elsa Tye

      Elsa Tye

      Jul 20, 2018

      Good luck Georgia I hope you get there.

      £20.00

    • NICOLA CLIFFE

      NICOLA CLIFFE

      Jul 20, 2018

      With Best wishes from the Creation Station

      £50.00

    • Natasha Parker

      Natasha Parker

      Jul 20, 2018

      Wishing you much luck and strength in your fight, keep going for Georgia x

      £20.00

    • Little steps

      Little steps

      Jul 20, 2018

      With love from all at Little Steps and Whitchurch Methodist church. X

      £577.93

    • Stuart Rawles

      Stuart Rawles

      Jul 20, 2018

      £10.00

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