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Family Is Looking To Raise £200,000 For Six-Year-Old Daughter's Life-Saving Treatment

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Family Is Looking To Raise £200,000 For Six-Year-Old Daughter's Life-Saving Treatment

The parents of a six-year-old girl are looking to raise £200,000 ($270,000) so she can travel to America to receive life-changing treatment.

In July last year, Isabelle Grundy was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer after what was initially believed to be a simple chest infection. 

Following her diagnosis, Isabelle has undergone a number of painful intensive treatments, such as chemotherapy, blood transfusions and high-risk surgery.  

Unfortunately, only a small section of Isabelle’s tumour was safely removed. 

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Her family are now hoping to raise £200,000 in order to travel to the US for life-saving treatment that is not available in the UK. 

Credit: Louisa and Blaine Grundy
Credit: Louisa and Blaine Grundy

Thanks to the kindness of more than 2,000 supporters, they've already raised over £41,000, 20 percent of their target.

You can donate to the fundraiser here.

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Isabelle is currently resting in Manchester Intensive Care Unit where she has remained since Boxing Day after she suffered a collapsed lung. 

Explaining the initial days of Isabelle’s diagnosis, her mum Louisa Grundy told The Blackpool Gazette: "She was a fit and healthy little girl from a baby growing up - all the normal milestones. 

"In June she started feeling poorly but around that time there were a lot of bugs going round. 

"We took her to Blackpool Victoria Hospital after I found a lump in her tummy. We went to her GP who managed to get us a fast track, same day appointment." 

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Unfortunately, this was when Isabelle was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, which comes with a 50 percent survival rate.

Louisa added: “She's improving but still needing to stay on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for the time being.”

Credit: Louisa and Blaine Grundy
Credit: Louisa and Blaine Grundy

On top of this, the brave girl is recovering from her stem cell transplant before she faces her final stage of radiotherapy treatment at the start of this year. 

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Once this round of treatment is complete, there remains a 60 percent chance Isabelle may relapse. 

If this happens, her chances of survival fall to five percent. 

Following this devastating news, her parents have made plans to prepare for the instance that Isabelle needs further treatment. 

They are therefore asking for donations in order to save their daughter’s life and put an end to the pain and trauma she has already faced. 

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Credit: Just Giving/Emma Robinson
Credit: Just Giving/Emma Robinson

The crowd-funding page reads: “Never in a million years did we ever think our family would be in this situation, our world has been completely turned upside down. 

“Thank you to everyone who has shown support, love and kindness towards Isabelle and our family, we are eternally grateful for each and every one of you. 

“All donations great or small mean the world to us.” 

Isabelle has been inundated with heart-warming messages on her page, wishing her the best and willing her to keep fighting. 

If you wish to donate to Isabelle’s fund, you can find her crowd-funding page here.

Featured Image Credit: Louisa and Blaine Grundy

Topics: Health, News, UK News

Abbi Murray
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