Flora is an energetic, outdoor-loving 2 and a half year old from East Lothian, Scotland. She loves playing at the beach, splashing in the sea, playing at the park, and building puzzles. She is a huge Peppa Pig fan and enjoys playing Peppa games on her tablet.  

In January 2021, after several hospital appointments, Flora was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the months that followed, Flora wasn't herself and her parents were given the devastating news that at just two years old she had high-risk neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival.  

Her family are fundraising for further treatment, either to get their daughter into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if her frontline treatment does go to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.   

Flora’s Story

Over the past year Flora has had several hospital visits and investigations into her health and development and in January 2021, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  In the months that followed this diagnosis, her parents, Jamie and Stephanie, noticed that Flora wasn’t quite herself. She was irritable, waking in the night and had an upset tummy and swollen lymph nodes. They took her to the GP three times over the course of the month only to be told she had a viral infection.

By the end of March Flora had deteriorated further and was admitted to hospital. She was pale, lethargic and had bruising around her eyes. Blood tests showed that Flora was anaemic and further tests were carried out. It was an agonising wait for Flora's parents.

"At the beginning of April, our beautiful girl was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Our hearts shattered, and our battle with this nasty disease began,” says Flora’s parents, Jamie and Stephanie.  

Treatment  

After being diagnosed in April 2021, Flora is now halfway through her initial chemotherapy treatment. She has a long road ahead of her and her parents are so unbelievably proud of how well she is coping.

The side effects of treatment are tough but Flora’s cheeky personality still shines through despite the pain and discomfort she endures. Even on the darkest and hardest of days, Flora lights up the room with her infectious smile. Flora is the cheekiest two year old on the ward and enjoys running around the corridors making lots of noise! She is the Mayor of mischief and keeps everyone on their toes!

"She brings so much happiness and love to our family and we are so blessed to have this special girl in our lives,” says Jamie.

Flora’s Fundraising Campaign  

Flora's parents are fundraising for further treatment either to get Flora into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if treatment does not go to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

How you can help 

There are many ways you can help Flora: by making a personal donation; by sharing and following her story on Facebook, holding a fundraising event; getting sponsored to take on a challenge.  

To donate by text, send “FLORA” followed by any whole amount up to £20 to 70085. This will cost your donation plus your standard network charge. It won’t matter if you leave a space before the number, if you include a ‘£’ sign or whether you use upper or lower case.  

Download our free Flora resources below to support your fundraising.  

Sponsorship Form       Campaign Poster     Event Poster

You can make a donation via this page.  

If you’d like to help to support Flora’s campaign, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0207 284 0800 and [email protected]  

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