Kayla's campaign

Kayla is a very happy and lively six-year-old from Norwich. She loves Minnie Mouse, Frozen, Peppa Pig and all things pink! Kayla was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma and in November 2022, her end of treatment scans showed disease progression.

Fundraising total£192,890.39

Kayla adores her big brothers, Riley and Kory, and loves spending time with them.  

In May 2021, Kayla was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival at diagnosis.  

Kayla’s parents, Stacey and Wayne, started fundraising for Kayla to enrol on the bivalent vaccine clinical trial in New York after frontline treatment with the aim of keeping the cancer away.  

Thanks to the incredible support the campaign received, when Kayla completed treatment in October 2022, the family were able to travel to New York for the trial. Sadly though, a bone marrow and PET scan in New York revealed she was not eligible for the trial and further scans in the UK showed disease progression. 

Kayla is currently receiving treatment back in the UK and the family are continuing to fundraise for any potentially life-saving treatment needed in the future which isn't available through the NHS and could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Follow Kayla's story on social media. 

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Kayla’s story 

In the weeks leading up to her diagnosis, Kayla had complained of pains in her leg and was struggling to put weight on it so was taken by her parents to A&E. After a few days and some swelling, Kayla’s pain wasn’t getting any better, so her parents took her back to the hospital for blood tests and an X-ray.  

The following day the family were contacted by the doctor as her bloods had shown she had elevated infection levels. After being seen by multiple doctors, Kayla was admitted onto the children’s ward and taken for an MRI scan, which identified she had malignancy in her bones. It was decided that the next step would be for Kayla to have a bone marrow aspirate. The family returned home for the weekend to try and celebrate brother Riley’s birthday, but they were fearful of what the results would be.  

“Going back home not knowing what was happening and trying hard to put a brave face on for our children, especially as it was Riley’s birthday was awful. You never think this will happen to you and have no idea how you are going to manage or cope,” says Stacey.  

On Monday the family headed to Addenbrookes, hoping they would be able to return home the same day. Sadly, as they had feared, the results were not good. They received the devastating news that their beautiful four-year-old daughter had cancer.  

On Wednesday 19th May it was confirmed that Kayla had stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma and she started aggressive frontline treatment straight away. 

"Our world came crashing down when we were hit with the news that Kayla had cancer. We struggled to make sense of it all. We were scared and confused, and our hearts were shattered, but we knew we had to stay strong for our four children."

Kayla’s mum, Stacey

Treatment so far 

Kayla has been so brave throughout her months of treatment. Since her diagnosis, she has endured chemotherapy, surgery, high-dose chemotherapy, stem cell retrieval and radiotherapy and 5 cycles of immunotherapy.  

Since receiving the news that Kayla’s disease has progressed, Kayla is receiving BIT chemotherapy and will have reassessment scans after four cycles. The family hopes to enrol Kayla on a trial based in Leeds with the aim to get her back into remission. 

"Kayla has amazed us every step of the way. She takes everything in her stride and has the strength of an ox and courage like no other. She is such a happy little girl. She has adapted to having to spend lots of time in hospital but really misses her dad and her big brothers."

Kayla’s mum, Stacey

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Funds raised will go towards helping Kayla and her family. If Kayla no longer needs the funds or is in remission five years post the end of successful treatment, the funds will be used to support other children and families affected by neuroblastoma through our activities. For children with high-risk neuroblastoma, like Kayla, the survival rate is much lower than other childhood cancers. Upon relapse, this rate reduces even further.

Donations and comments

Gemma Wadsley£4.00

Donated on: 15th May 2024

With love

Anonymous£21.33

Donated on: 11th May 2024

Collection from AB Newsagents

Vinnie Trant£1.00

Donated on: 25th April 2024

Kayla, you are such a brave soul and I really hope you get better

Annmarie Sparks£16.00

Donated on: 25th April 2024

Jacqueline Barber£19.33

Donated on: 25th April 2024

Collection from Cosmo Norwich

Manual adjustment - Solving Kids' Cancer UK£3,394.67

Donated on: 25th April 2024

Orla Ballentine£20.00

Donated on: 25th April 2024

Well done Peter P!!

Sean Nelis£20.00

Donated on: 25th April 2024

Great work Peter. You should be proud.

Manual adjustment from Solving Kids' Cancer UK£40.89

Donated on: 10th April 2024

Manual adjustment from Solving Kids' Cancer UK£259.35

Donated on: 23rd January 2024

Manual adjustment from Solving Kids' Cancer UK£145.00

Donated on: 20th October 2023

Anonymous£94.32

Donated on: 22nd September 2023

Manual adjustment by Solving Kids' Cancer UK.

Manual offline donations update£427.00

Donated on: 21st July 2023

Manual adjustment from Solving Kids' Cancer UK£5,428.41

Donated on: 4th July 2023

Penelope Lumb£51.00

Donated on: 17th May 2023

Anonymous£19.60

Donated on: 16th May 2023

Collection from Cosmo Norwich

Epic Studios Norwich£734.00

Donated on: 15th May 2023

Donation from Tower Fitness Charity night, held at Epic Studios April 2023

Mark Samuel£5.10

Donated on: 13th May 2023

Kasia Podpora£20.40

Donated on: 12th May 2023

All the best , Kasia&Cosmin

Anonymous£1,318.00

Donated on: 11th May 2023

Manual adjustment by Solving Kids' Cancer UK.

Sarah Howes £10.20

Donated on: 2nd May 2023

Well done already Peter. Love, luck & hope to Kayla & family xx

Matt Brennan£40.00

Donated on: 2nd May 2023

Anonymous£700.00

Donated on: 2nd May 2023

Just Push Play 4 Kayla You got this !

Danny Moloney £626.85

Donated on: 2nd May 2023

Michael Jackson night at WAW

Ruth Hampshire£10.20

Donated on: 2nd May 2023

Adam Howlett£20.00

Donated on: 28th April 2023

Louise Ellison£20.40

Donated on: 24th April 2023

Good luck Peter!! what a worthy cause to fundraise for

Jake Rose-Brown£10.20

Donated on: 24th April 2023

For Kayla, from Amali's mummy x

Anonymous£37.21

Donated on: 18th April 2023

Collection from Peggotty's Cromer

Carole Burton£10.20

Donated on: 11th April 2023