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Weʼre raising £200,000 to help pay towards life saving treatment in Germany for our daughter who has Been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiform.

Leicestershire

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Our beautiful and happy 11year old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour on the 27th August 2021, following on from a referral from the opticians for swelling behind her eyes. She stayed in hospital for nearly 2 weeks and underwent an 8hr surgery to remove about 80% of the tumour. The biopsy went sent off and a week later we were given the devastating diagnosis that our amazing girl had stage 4 brain cancer Glioblastoma Multiform. We were utterly devastated and cried all the way home from the hospital, it broke our hearts when we had to break the news to her, she was so brave and vowed to beat this. Grace is our oldest child, she has 2 younger siblings who adore her, she is their big sister. As a family it has really hit us and has been hard to accept, its an emotional rollercoaster of fear, pain, hope and love for our daughter. She is our superhero, and amazes us at how well she is doing with her treatment so far.

Grace is currently undergoing standard of care at a midlands hospital, her chemoradiotherapy is tough but she rarely complains, the staff are great and we appreciate all they are doing. However, this treatment on its own is not enough, to beat this aggressive cancer we need to take a holistic approach. We are shocked that this standard of care has been the same for such an aggressive brain cancer for the last 20 years. There has been success with repurposed drugs etc but this is not an option within the NHS especially for children, even the private clinics will not take on paediatric patients so we are having to look further afield for treatment. We have found a clinic in Germany called IOZK who offer immunotherapy, a pioneer treatment in the fight of brain cancers, this is not covered by the NHS so we must fund it our self. The cost for the diagnostics is around £9,500 and treatments and personalised vaccines cost between £11,00 and £25,000, she would need at least 3 vaccines along with other treatments such as electro hyperthermia.

Please help us fund this extra treatment for our beautiful daughter, please hep us get her to Germany so she has the best chance of beating the odds. Every penny will help her get one step closer.

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  • Vanessa Kelly3 months ago
    Vanessa Kelly

    Vanessa Kelly

    3 months ago

    Thank you everyone for your continued support. Grace is doing really well at the moment and is back to school a few times a week now which is great. Her recent scan has shown stability and shrinkage which is amazing. She has however got 3 tiny spots on her spine now, so something new to tackle but we taking on this challenge with vigor. Still awaiting the Germany trial as there is delays from the hospital but hope they will be resolved soon 🙂

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  • Vanessa Kelly4 months ago
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    Vanessa Kelly

    4 months ago

    Thank you everyone for your kind donations. We have seen a huge amount being donated these last 12hrs!!! A huge thank you to each and everyone of you, and also a big thank you to brain cancer research for reaching out to the local media to do an article on Grace. We are slowly getting there, thank you ❤️🖤❤️

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  • Vanessa Kelly6 months ago
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    Vanessa Kelly

    6 months ago

    Hi everyone, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. Grace has completed her 6 weeks radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She is now on maintenance chemotherapy for 7 months. She is doing really well so far, she had lost alot of her vision a few month ago but has regained most of it which is amazing. She is such a trooper and we are so proud, she has just celebrated her 12th birthday too. Our beautiful girl is definitely our super hero ❤❤

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Page last updated on: 8/5/2022 19.44

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  • Anonymous

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    Aug 5, 2022

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 28, 2022

    I really hope Grace gets the care she needs 🙏

    £20.00

  • Martin Kelly

    Martin Kelly

    Jul 24, 2022

    Stay strong, keep fighting it every day!

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    Jul 22, 2022

    £10.00

  • Kelly Goodfellow

    Kelly Goodfellow

    Jul 22, 2022

    💗 thinking of you all

    £10.00

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Vanessa Kelly

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