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Ellen’s Journey

£46,088 donated

Happy and easy-going toddler Ellen is always trying to make everyone laugh.  The clown of the house, she’s especially close to her big sister Lucy, who’s just 17 months older than her. But in January 2018 after a series of visits to the doctor with tummy pains, she was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.

Mum Claire says: “I will never forget the moment the radiologist said that she wasn’t happy with the scan. That was the moment when our lives changed forever. We were devastated.”

Brave Ellen started chemotherapy within days and since then has had 8 cycles with tough side-effects, surgery to remove the tumour, plus sepsis and fluid on her lungs. She still has to complete more high dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and hopefully 6 months of antibody treatment.

She faces an uncertain future – in around 40-50% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma the cancer comes back and of those children fewer than 1 in 10 will survive. So, Ellen’s family are fundraising in case they need to access treatment or clinical trials not available through the NHS.

Claire adds: “We’re so grateful to all of Ellen’s doctors and nurses and all the other staff at the hospital who’re all working so hard to try to rid her of this horrible disease. If we’re fortunate enough to get Ellen into remission at the end of her treatment, then we hope to do everything we can to try to stop this cancer from returning. We just want to give her the best chance possible to grow up and have a normal childhood again.”

 

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Ellen’s fundraising campaign

High-risk neuroblastoma is a particularly aggressive and complex cancer to treat. It has a high likelihood of returning, and if this happens the survival rate is very low. Ellen’s family are fundraising with Solving Kids’ Cancer to give her the best chance of living cancer free.  It’s possible she could need treatment in the future that’s not available through the NHS.  This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Please support Ellen’s campaign, and give her family hope.

 

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Ellen: by making a personal donation; holding a fundraising event; getting sponsored to take on a challenge; or simply following and sharing Ellen’s story through her Facebook page.

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

 

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You can make a donation via this page, or if you’d prefer to text donate, text ELTR77 and your amount £1 – £10 to 70070. If you’d like help supporting Ellen’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 and fundraising@solvingkidscancer.org.uk.

Terms and Conditions for Journeys

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

If the child no longer needs the funds, 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 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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