Charlie completed all of his treatment in April 2015 and is now 12 years old. He remains clear of disease and his family are very proud!

Fundraising total£29,217.00

Charlie’s story

Charlie was born on July 28th 2011. He was a very happy baby always laughing and playing with his sister, Emily. He was never ill and met all of his developmental milestones. 

In the month leading up to the initial diagnosis, Charlie became unwell. He was very pale, had no appetite and had stopped eating. His abdomen had also doubled in size. During this time Charlie’s mother, Chrissy took him on three separate occasions to their GP. It was on the fourth visit that Charlie was sent to the local hospital. 

He immediately underwent a number of tests, which was when a tumour was discovered, and Charlie’s parents were given the devastating news that a large cancerous mass had been found in Charlie’s abdomen. He had stage 3 high-risk neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. 

“When I was told, my world just stopped. All I could think was that this was it; I was going to lose my little boy. Why him? What had he done to deserve this? He hasn’t had a life, it’s not fair. Charlie is such a fighter who we all love to bits."

Chrissy, Charlie's mum

Charlie completed all his treatment in April 2015 and is now 12 years old. He remains clear of disease and his family are very proud! 

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High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer with high rates of relapse. At relapse, the chance of survival is extremely low. Your donation will support Solving Kids' Cancer UK to support children like Charlie.

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Funds raised through a child's fundraising campaign for access to treatment are spent on their treatment and pastoral needs. Any remaining funds, and all funds raised after five years post the end of the child's treatment, are used to support other children and families through Solving Kids' Cancer UK's activities.

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Donated on: 9th August 2019

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