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Isabella’s Journey

£144,432 donated

Like most girls her age, 10-year-old Isabella enjoys Disney, crafting and playing with her friends.

Strong and positive, her maturity is way beyond her years!

Sadly however, Isabella has spent much of her childhood in hospital, fighting hard to be where she is today. She was diagnosed in October 2010 with high risk neuroblastoma, when she was 3 ½ years old. Having gone through a gruelling treatment regime, she achieved remission in April 2012, much to her family’s delight. While they desperately hoped they’d be able to put the nightmare behind them, this hasn’t been possible.

Since Isabella’s diagnosis, she has relapsed a further 3 times, most recently in March 2017.

Isabella is being treated with chemotherapy to try and stop the growth of the tumours but her next stage of treatment may involve a new Phase 1 clinical trial in the UK. With no results from the trial, it’s impossible for everyone involved in Isabella’s care to ascertain whether this will be successful for her. “If the phase 1 trial is unsuccessful then we know we will have to take Isabella overseas for treatment as we will have exhausted all options in the UK,” Jennie and Mark, Isabella’s parents.

Trying to be prepared, they are now researching all options. Should the best option for Isabella exist overseas, which will not be NHS-funded, her parents are appealing for your support to help raise funds to access the treatment when they need to.

“We are devastated to hear that once again, Isabella has relapsed, and once again, she is battling for her life at the age of nine. We now know that options for our beautiful daughter are rapidly running out in the UK.” – Jennie and Mark.

Read more about Isabella’s story

Isabella’s fundraising campaign

High-risk neuroblastoma has a high rate of relapse, and the survival rate for relapsed neuroblastoma is less than 10%. This statistic worsens with every relapse. Relapsed neuroblastoma is particularly challenging to treat and there are limited options to treat it; all of which exist in the form of clinical trials, in the UK and overseas. Many families, just like Isabella’s, will choose for their child to access a clinical trial, in the hope that it will prevent a dangerous relapse, or, get their child back in to remission.

Accessing a clinical trial overseas is not NHS funded and can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Supporting Isabella’s fundraising campaign will help to ensure that if Isabella’s family choose for her to access a clinical trial abroad for additional cancer therapy, they are able to realise these aspirations for their little girl.

How you can help

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

Download our free Isabella 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 ISLY88 and your amount £1-£10 to 70070. If you’d like help supporting Isabella’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 | 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.

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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