Zakky Brennan’s Appeal

£268,104 donated of £134,000 goal

Zakky was diagnosed with neuroblastoma a day before his 3rd birthday. He fell ill quickly and had to start treatment as a matter of urgency. His treatment has included; multiple infusions of different chemotherapy drugs; stem cell rescue; surgery; radiotherapy and immunotherapy. As well as this, he’s had multiple injections; blood tests; general anaesthetics; bone marrow aspirates and scans. He’s been through so much already for such a little boy.

His frontline treatment came to an end mid-December 2016, after which there were no more treatment options available to him in the UK. A daunting prospect for his family in the knowledge of high rates of relapse with such poor prognosis, they identified the DFMO clinical trial in Michigan as an opportunity to continue his cancer therapy and try to keep his cancer away. The clinical trial being incredibly costly to access necessitated the family to launch a fundraising appeal through the charity to raise £134k.

With thanks to so many kind-hearted people, they achieved the target and took their first steps on their new journey on 2nd January 2017. Over the next two years, Zakky will have 6 rounds of treatment at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The family remain forever grateful for the love shown to their little man: ‘You will never know how much each and every penny donated means to us. It’s the most heart-warming feeling knowing that everyone is behind our boy. Because of your support, we can give our boy the chance he deserves and have hope that we can keep him cancer free’.

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How you can help Zakky

There are many ways you can help Zakky! You can make a personal donation; hold a fundraiser; get sponsored to take on a challenge; or simply follow and share Zakky’s appeal through his Facebook page.

You can make a donation via this page or by texting ZAKY88 and your amount £1 – £10 to 70070.

If you’d like any help supporting Zakky’s campaign, please get in touch on 0207 284 0800 |  You can also download free Zakky resources (below) to support your fundraising, and access more fundraising resources, including fundraising ideas, templates and guidance.

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Terms and Conditions for Appeals

All donations are paid into Solving Kids’ Cancer Europe’s 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 93% 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 7% to pay for SKC’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 93% for SKC’s general charitable purposes. We are very grateful for your charitable donation.

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