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Jasmine’s Appeal

£35,283 donated of £236,000 goal

Cheeky and loving four-year-old Jasmine is a Princess to her parents and older brother, who she absolutely adores.

She loves dancing, music and everything to do with the movie ‘Frozen’! Everyone that meets her falls in love.

In January 2018, Jasmine was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, an extremely aggressive childhood cancer that affects around 100 children in the UK each year. Despite lengthy frontline treatment, we know that the cancer returns in almost 50% of children and once that happens less than 1 in 10 children will survive.

Her family are desperate to do all they can to give Jasmine the best chance of beating this awful disease and want her to access a treatment option which is showing promising results in reducing the likelihood of relapse. They are launching an appeal to raise £236,000 by April 2019 so Jasmine can access the treatment in New York.

“Our world and everything we took for granted disappeared in a second,” says Tania and Ioannis, Jasmine’s mum and dad.

“The fear of losing our daughter and not being able to protect her is the worst feeling in the world.”

Jasmine’s treatment

Since she was diagnosed Jasmine has undergone extensive chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, major surgery, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.

Over the last year, she has been in hospital for more than six months, often not allowed to even leave her room or even see her brother.

“She has been nothing short of amazing. She smiles whenever she can and continues to make all the doctors and nurses fall in love with her. When I ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she is very clear that she wants to be a doctor, or on some days a nurse because they are the ones that get to give out stickers!” says Ioannis.

Throughout this journey, Jasmine developed several life-threatening side-effects including internal bleeding, Venous Occlusive Disease (VOD) and severe neurological reactions.

Due to these severe neurological reactions, Jasmine will not be able to complete the immunotherapy part of her treatment. Jasmine’s family are desperate to do all they can to give her the best chance of beating this disease. Together, with doctors, they have identified the Bivalent Vaccine in New York, which has shown promising early results in reducing the likelihood of relapse in children who are at a very high risk of relapsing again.

Jasmine’s fundraising campaign

The family is launching an appeal to raise £236,000 by April 2019, so Jasmine can access the Bivalent Vaccine as soon as she finishes frontline treatment. It is her best chance at remaining cancer-free.

Ioannis and Tania say: “If you feel you are able to contribute in any way we would very much appreciate your help and be eternally grateful. We just want to be able to get our daughter through this so that she can live her life and one day be able to fulfil her dream of becoming a doctor, helping other people in need.”

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Jasmine: by making a personal donation, holding a fundraising event, getting sponsored to take on a challenge, or simply by sharing her story.

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

Sponsorship Form

Campaign Poster

Event Poster

You can make a donation via this page, or if you’d prefer to text donate, text JATO99 and your amount £1-£10 to 70070.

If you’d like help support Jasmine’s campaign, please contact our fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 or 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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