A family’s campaign to fund potentially life-saving cancer treatment for their 4 year daughter has just about reached it’s target of £182,000 – a goal which will ensure that Nellie gets the treatment she needs.
In February 2020, Leighann Lynes, Nellie’s mum, took her to A&E after she struggled using her right leg. In March an MRI at Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells showed lesions on her hips and her parents were given a possible diagnosis of Leukaemia. A further ultrasound at Maidstone Hospital revealed a tumour in her stomach and doctors confirmed she had Stage 4 cancer. At the end of March Nellie’s parents were given the devastating news that Nellie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a disease that only affects about 100 children in the UK each year.
Leighann Lynes spoke to Jason McCrossan on the Home Time Show about Nellie’s diagnosis, the affect on the family and the fundraising campaign to get Nellie treatment in America.
If you would like to help the family reach their target:
Nellie’s fundraising campaign: https://www.solvingkidscancer.org.uk/appeal/nellierose
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