Our beautiful 14 year old daughter Grace, or Amazing Grace as she is more appropriately known, was diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour in July 2018. Since her diagnosis, Grace has undergone two grueling years of treatment and chemotherapy.
However, time is running out. Grace’s cancer is inoperable and her oncologist has said she needs specialist drugs which unfortunately are not currently available on the NHS. Grace needs this treatment now.
We really need your help.
When Grace was first diagnosed with cancer, she said she wanted to show people not be scared of cancer, but to fight it and lead a normal life. During her treatment, Grace continues to inspire countless others with her determination, optimism and cheerfulness. From throwing herself into judo, attending air cadets and dance classes, learning to sail and to ride a horse and donating her hair to other cancer patients; despite her illness, our amazing Grace never gives up. She has also won a number of awards for her bravery.
In the first instance we are raising funds to purchase Everolimus, a targeted drug which gives Grace the best chance to fight her cancer; this costs £6,000 per month. There will be further costs for other medical procedures and therapies that Grace may benefit from. Everolimus will be used for as long as it is of benefit to Grace’s condition. A further £55,000 will be required for the second targeted drug, Dendritic Cell Vaccines.
If we are lucky enough to raise more money than we need to fund the drugs and any other medications and therapies that Grace may benefit from, all surplus funds will support the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as they have given Grace great joy and other charitable causes.
Please donate anything that you can spare using the donate now button.
Grace is a pupil at St Joan of Arc School in Rickmansworth.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.