UPDATE: URGENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUIRED TO FUND LAST HOPE TRIAL IN MEXICO
We are two Mums from Carrum in the South-East suburbs of Melbourne hoping to help a local family whose daughter Riaa Kulkarni is in Grade 2 this year at Carrum Primary School. Sadly, this family is experiencing indescribable difficulties concerning the health of their child.
In August, 2016, Riaa was suddenly diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called DIPG. DIPG is rare in children and is a fast-growing cancerous brain tumour that causes deterioration of basic daily functions such as eating, walking and speaking.
Her treatment is being managed by the Monash Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, all available treatment options, including radiation therapy, have been exhausted.
Riaa attended a clinical trial in Sydney for 6 weeks, However, due to the rapid growth of the tumor, and Riaa's inability to continue to tolerate the chemotherapy, this has been suspended.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brooke Baxter or Louise Childs.