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£47,650raised of £80,000 target by 818 supporters

    Weʼve raised £47,650 to fund treatment for Georgia's brain tumour

    Funded on Saturday, 22nd December 2018

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    Story

    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

    Link to our blog

    UPDATE: September 2018:

    To everyone who so generously donated to Georgia's fundraising - from the bottom of our hearts, a huge Thank You. We were astounded at people's kindness and generosity and in such a difficult time, it is humbling to witness so many people willing to help.

    We raised a significant amount of money, some of which has gone towards Georgia's treatments to date. Very sadly though, Georgia did not respond to radiotherapy, which made her ineligible for many of the therapies. We are devastated to say the least.

    There will be a sizeable amount of the funds remaining. We plan to either donate this to brain tumor research, or set up a charitable foundation in Georgia's name to help children with brain tumors access trials and cover the significant financial burden that cancer brings.

    Either way, the funds will be used to help other children who face this dreadful disease. You are very welcome to contact us with any questions.

    Again, sincerest thank you to everyone who has helped and supported Georgia along this difficult journey.

    With love and best wishes,

    Ruth and Gary Paul

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      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Dec 11, 2018

        £10.00

      • david butler

        david butler

        Dec 11, 2018

        With love and best wishes to you and your family Georgia, keep fighting and get well soon

      • sue connor

        sue connor

        Nov 24, 2018

        Thinking of you all

        £100.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 14, 2018

        £100.00

      • Cyclops Electronics

        Cyclops Electronics

        Nov 5, 2018

        With Love From Cyclops Electronics

        £70.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 18, 2018

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 13, 2018

      Great people make things happen

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