I am writing as a close friend of a loving family who are in need of financial support due to their daughter Ella being seriously ill and in need of medical treatment.
Ella is 12 years old and was diagnosed with a brain tumour on Christmas Eve last year. The tumour is growing behind her eye and she had an operation to save her sight on Boxing Day, which as of yet has not worked. Ella has lost her sight in one eye, and so far the other eye is fine, but she needs further treatment to prevent it from damaging other structures. Sadly, although the tumour is currently stable, there is a chance that it may grow further and the life saving treatment which Ella needs is not available in the UK. The tumour is inoperable due to its position in her brain, but can be treated to stop it from growing further. The Proton Beam Therapy which Ella needs is available in America, and the NHS have agreed to fund the treatment and travel costs for Ella and her mum, but they need to go for 10 weeks.
Ella has a 3 year old sister, Summer, who has spent a substantial amount of time herself at Alderhey Hospital for various treatments and operations. The family need to pay for Summer to go with them. They also need to get passports for them all in order to get there. They are due to fly within the next couple of weeks, so family and friends are desperately trying to raise funds to pay for Summer to go with them, and to help with costs of flying Ella’s Step-dad/Summer’s dad over there during their stay. Help is also needed due to time taken off work, to assist with household costs in their absence, and also costs over in America.
We can not set up a Just Giving page due to Ella not being a registered charity, and there isn’t enough time to go through the necessary administration process as their departure is imminent. We are all trying to raise as much money as we can to support the family by organising cake sales, auctions and other fundraising activities, but would like to ask if you would please be willing to make a financial contribution to help us achieve our goal.
All money raised will go towards helping this lovely family who are truly going through a horrendous time. Any amount raised will relieve some of the stress they are going through. They shouldn’t need to worry about the financial side of things, just giving Ella the support she needs and getting her well again.