Isaac’s Journey

Isaac is adored by everyone who has met him, especially his little brother. He enjoys playing with his friends, swimming, reading stories and watching Marvel films – Spiderman is his favourite. But this sweet, kind and loving child was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in May 2018, sending his family’s world crashing down.

“When the word cancer arrived in our lives we were totally and completely devastated and broken. We didn’t know much about neuroblastoma but Isaac has stage 4, which means the tumour cells have already spread to other sites in the body,” says mum, Zamia.

 

Frontline and further treatment

Isaac has already had eight rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and received countless blood transfusions and scans as his health deteriorated rapidly due to internal bleeding from the tumour. But he has made steady progress and the family hope once he completes frontline treatment he will have no evidence of the disease.

Neuroblastoma is a rare childhood cancer that affects around 100 children in the UK each year. If Isaac is in remission at the end of frontline treatment, the cancer will come back almost 50% of the time and if it does, he there’s only a 1 in 10 chance he will survive for more than five years.

It means that Isaac’s family is raising funds in case he needs to access treatment not available on the NHS to either keep the cancer from returning – they are particularly interested in the Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York – or clear the disease if his treatment, unfortunately, doesn’t go to plan.

 

Giving Isaac a chance

“Although this has been a complete nightmare for us all, we’re so grateful to all of Isaac’s doctors, nurses and all the staff at the hospital who have all worked so hard to get him where he is today,” continues Zamia.

“We’re praying and hoping that Isaac will be fortunate enough to get to remission at the end of his treatment and our mission is to do everything we can to try and stop this horrible cancer from returning and give Isaac the best chance possible to grow up and have a normal childhood with his baby brother.”

 

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Isaac’s fundraising campaign

As Isaac’s family know, high-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive and complex cancer to treat. The family is raising funds in case he needs to access treatment not available on the NHS to either keep the cancer from returning – they are particularly interested in the Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York – or clear the disease if his treatment, unfortunately, doesn’t go to plan.

Please help give Isaac the best chance of beating this devastating disease.

 

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Isaac: by making a personal donation; holding a fundraising event; getting sponsored to take on a challenge.

Download our free Isaac resources (below) to support your fundraising.

Sponsorship Form

Campaign Poster

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You can make a donation via this page, or if you’d prefer to text donate, text ISHE51 and your amount £1 – £10 to 70070.

Or you can follow his journey on Instagram: @brave_little_isaac

If you’d like help supporting Isaac’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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