Isla Caton was been diagnosed in March last year with a rare child cancer called Neuroblastoma. Isla is currently undergoing intense 15 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment at Great Ormond Street after the aggressive cancer spread to her bones and bone marrow.
Only 100 children in the UK get neuroblastoma every year and immunotherapy – which involves the injection of an antibody therapy - is not currently available on the NHS.
Her family are trying to raise £192,000.00 to get her to USA as soon as she finishes treatment to receive the Bivalent vaccine in Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer hospital in New York, that can prevent her neuroblastoma returning.
So many people have already donated and helped with fundraisers already and we will be holding more events and trying to think of more ways to raise the money Isla needs but most importantly to make people aware of this horrible cancer that affects children but rarely picked up by professionals.
Please share the page far and wide and we thank you for your support it’s been completely overwhelming.
Update from Isla's family
Hi things have changed dramatically for us the last few days Isla’s cancer has relapsed before we could finish the treatment in the uk. we cannot go to the USA for the vaccine until Isla is clear of cancer.We have now had to raise the amount of money we need as Isla will need additional treatment now that is not available on the nhs.We may have to get to the USA for anti body treatment which will cost in excess of £200k and we still wish to get Isla on to the vaccine programme once she is clear so we feel we have no option but to raise the amount we need to £400k we thank each and every person and company that has supported and been so generous to us, We hope you will continue to support is going forward and continue to do the amazing work that you have done so far please keep going Isla needs your help more than ever now
Dadsonthepitch have decided to raise as much as we can for Isla to help her with this.