Breya’s Appeal

£7,250 donated of £24,000 goal

Little Breya has been fighting high-risk neuroblastoma since the age of 2. She now needs 8 vital scans not provided on the NHS, to regularly check that she’s still ok and act quickly if she’s not.

In January 2017 a tumour was initially discovered on Breya’s adrenal gland and grew to consume the whole of her stomach, spreading to her bones and bone marrow too.

Completing treatment

But now Breya’s completed frontline treatment in the UK which included intense chemotherapy, a 14-hour operation, radiotherapy, more chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and immunotherapy.

“It’s been the hardest 18 months of my life and we’ve spent the majority of it wondering how we would make it through one day to the next,” says Holly, Breya’s mum.

“Breya has suffered mental and physical pain and trauma – how she has come out of it smiling I will never know.”

 

Preventing relapse

Devastatingly around 40-50% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma will relapse and once that happens, less than 1 in 10 will survive for more than 5 years.

The focus then for Breya’s family is to do everything to prevent the cancer from returning. After 2 years of fundraising, they have enough to access the Bivalent Vaccine trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

But they still need your help. Breya needs 8 PET/CT scans over the next 2 years – not provided by the NHS – which will cost £24,000. Not only do they capture any sign of a relapse at the earliest stage, they are also a requirement of the Bivalent Vaccine trial.

“She deserves a happy normal life like every other child. She deserves her first day at school, to grow old and realise the world is more than hospital wards, chemo bags and endless jabs.”

“Breya is a hero. She fights each and every day with a smile on her face – she has gone through more than any adult I know and nothing ever gets her down. Her life is worth more than all the money in the world – please support us with her fight for survival and a long happy future.”

 

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Breya’s fundraising campaign

As Breya’s family know, neuroblastoma is an aggressive and complex cancer to treat and they must do everything they can to stop it coming back. The Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial may help with that but a requirement to continue on the trial is 8 scans, and they aren’t being provided by the NHS. They are now raising £24,000 these scans to regularly check she’s ok and act quickly if she’s not. If Breya does not use the funds for treatment, all money raised will go to Solving Kids’ Cancer and their charitable work in funding research and supporting other families against neuroblastoma.

 

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Breya: making a personal donation, holding a fundraising event, or getting sponsored to take on a challenge.

Download our free Breya resources (below) to support your fundraising, and click here for even more resources, including fundraising ideas, templates and guidance.

Sponsorship Form

Campaign Poster

Event Poster Template

You can make a donation via this page, or if you’d prefer to text donate, text BRWA55 and your amount £1 – £10 to 70070. If you’d like help supporting Breya’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 and fundraising@solvingkidscancer.org.uk.

Terms and Conditions for Appeals

All donations are paid into Solving Kids’ Cancer’s (SKC) general funds to further its general charitable purposes. The funds raised by this Appeal are not restricted for the child’s use. However, the trustees of SKC have agreed to designate 90% of funds raised by this Appeal to help pay for treatment costs and all other associated costs including travel and accommodation. We will use the remaining 10% to pay for Solving Kids’ Cancer’s administrative and fundraising costs.

If: the child no longer needs the funds; the fundraising target is exceeded; insufficient funds are raised to fund the treatment; or if the trustees decide, at their absolute discretion, that the funds should be used for a different purpose, they may redesignate all or part of the 90% for SKC’s general charitable purposes. We are very grateful for your charitable donation.

For further information about SKC and how we spend donations, please contact info@solvingkidscancer.org.uk.

Solving Kids' Cancer Europe a registered charity no. 1135601 and registered company no. 7208648.

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