Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment

by Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Help 60 UK children reach eye cancer treatment
Nov 19, 2015

Skylah-Mae - one year on and still in treatment

Jacob & Skylah-Mae looking out hospital window
Jacob & Skylah-Mae looking out hospital window

Little Skylah-Mae is the face of our campaign, and a beautiful one too.  We thought you’d like to hear how Skylah-Mae’s treatment is coming along and how many trips her family have made to hospitals and clinics for check ups and treatments.  Lesley, the CHECT support worker says "Skylah-Mae's family have  averaged a trip every three weeks and these are  vitally important in assessing whether Skylah-Mae's tumours are responding to treatment, for vital chemotherapy and other treatments". Like Skylah-Mae’s family these visits which can costs some families £100s.    

Mum Gemma says  “We've been to treatment clinics and for scans every month this year, sometimes twice in a month -  we drive up even though we only get 15p a mile and have to pay £8 for parking each time.  If we came by train I would get my travel free but it is too expensive to pay for Skylah-Mae's dad too, and of course he wants to be supporting me and Skylah-Mae".   

Despite everything that little Skylah-Mae has had to endure in her young life she is a delightful little girl and the latest photo shows Skylah-Mae with Jacob, who also is battling against Retinblastoma - both children have been attending the Royal London Hospital for the nearly two years.  Support worker Lesley says "children with bi-lateral Rb (in both eyes) often undergo years and years of treatment to try to save their sight and eye/s.” 

Since CHECT launched this appeal, and with your support we have funded 23 families to a total of £4,600. This is great but we means we are constantly fundraising to provide families with a £200 grant each year of treatment.  Please share Skylah-Mae's story amongst your friends and any further support you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you from all of us here at CHECT.

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Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @CHECTUK
Project Leader:
Fiona Heath
London, United Kingdom

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