£20,840raised of £200,000 target by 656 supporters

Weʼre raising £200,000 to fund groundbreaking cancer treatment for baby Tobias

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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My beautiful nephew Tobias Duncan-Hambolu was born on 28th September 2016.

He is the sweetest, happiest little boy, who loves to cuddle and play, and brings so much joy to his mummy, my sister Katharine, and his daddy, Isaac.

When Toby was 8 weeks old, doctors found a lump in his stomach and he was admitted to hospital. After lots of tests he was diagnosed with Infantile Fibrosarcoma.

Infantile Fibrosarcoma is an extremely rare malignant (cancerous) tumor that originates in the connective fibrous tissue and spreads rapidly.

Toby currently has tumours in his spine and his abdomen.

Unfortunately, the first chemotherapy Toby was put on didn't work, and he grew three new tumours in a matter of weeks. Toby has now been placed on a more intensive course of chemotherapy, but his consultant has said that if it doesn't work, it will mean his tumour is chemo-resistant.

The next options available in England are bleak - either radical surgery with removal of organs, or radiotherapy, which can be very damaging for such a small baby.

Katharine and Isaac have searched the world for another option, and came across a revolutionary medical trial taking place in the US and Spain, which uses a medication which directly targets the gene fusion that causes Toby's tumour. The trial has been getting really promising results, and could be vital for Toby.

But they've been dealt a blow, as while the drug company has agreed to donate the cost of the medicine itself, the other parts of the treatment are extremely expensive. Costs could extend into the hundreds of thousands of pounds; far out of my family's reach. I find it incredibly hard to ask our friends and family for their generosity, but I can't rest until I know I have done everything within my power to make sure that Toby gets the best possible treatment.

Toby deserves a chance at life. Everyone who is lucky enough to meet him can't help but fall in love with his smile. Please help me and my family to reach our target.

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  • Eleanor Duncan

    Eleanor Duncan

    2 months ago

    Eleanor Duncan

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-39577682 Thank you so much for everyone's support! We are absolutely bowled over by your kindness and lovely words. We read them all! Almost at 5% of target! Keep sharing and praying for us and we will make it! Above is Tobias in the BBC News! Thank you for all of your fundraising efforts- the runs, walks, bake sales... we could cry with happiness hearing of all your efforts. We love you, Katharine, Isaac and Tobias ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  • Sarah Flemming

    Sarah Flemming

    Jun 25, 2017

    I really hope you meet your target! Wishing you all the luck in the world! Get well soon Toby!xx


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Eleanor Duncan

Eleanor Duncan

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

This page has been set up to raise funds for baby Tobias, to give him the chance to receive treatment on the LOXO-101 drug trial abroad in the event that chemotherapy doesn't work. Any money left over or unused will be used to support other children on Ward 84 at the RMCH.

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