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There is NO direct government funded research into this Neuroblastoma and drug companies only fund research into diseases that will make profitable returns for their share holders.
Neuroblastoma is not one of those diseases.
When Samantha was first diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, there was very little information on this nasty disease available, and everything we learnt was from other parents via the internet.
The Neuroblastoma Society, Georgie's Fund, Thomas Ball, Beebo and Robyn Brookes Charities were all founded by parents, determined to make a difference in fighting Neuroblastoma.
Their bravery inspired this website and enabled us to join the battle in spreading awareness of this childhood cancer, and to provide as much information as possible to others that is Neuroblastoma related.
Children That Have Been Affected by Neuroblastoma
Please have a look at the pages of some of the bravest small children you will ever come across.
On the other side of the world in Australia, is Kahlilla Blyss, I call her my twin, she was born on the same day and year as me, she looks a little like me and was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage IV around the same time as me. What are the chances of that happening? It is certainly a strange coincidence that we have so much in common and both got such a rare childhood cancer.
Hopefully we will meet one day.
Click Kahilla's Pic Below for her story
Jay Bull is a real inspiration to us all, he fights tirelessly in Australia to publicises NB and has won many awards, and is regularly in the newspapers. He really is an amazing young man!
Please visit his website for the full information on Jay's Journey.
Olivia is a beautiful girl from Canberra, Australia please drop by and read her story
Friends who have earned their Angel Wings.
Their Spirit and Courage Will Live Forever.
When I was first Diagnosed with this nasty disease, I was inspired to document my own battle against Neuroblastoma after reading about so many brave children and their parents who were joining together to raise awareness of this deadly childhood cancer.
Priceless information, support, courage and strength was gained by these very brave and special people sharing their story with the world, so please join me in making sure there memory will live forever.
A fantastic mailing list in which parents from all over the world discuss everything Neuroblastoma related, Please sign up.
As Parents we want to be aware of all treatments available to us, and discovered treatment which is not available in the UK, but in a Hospital in New York called MSKCC. They offer treatment called 3F8 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy. To begin this treatment expect a deposit in the region of £300,000.
These antibodies have been around since the 1980's and would not still be available if they were not doing something useful. However there are no published results to say that antibodies improve survival, and with large amounts of money involved, it would be advised to listen to your head as well as your heart before making any decision.
To consider this treatment, a large fundraising campaign would be required like the Robyn Brookes Appeal.
However I have spoken with many parents with some wonderful stories about this hospital and their work. In many places around the world, if the treatment fails, they give up leaving parents heartbroken and helpless but the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre can offer new hope and there are some inspirational stories to read from this centre.
We created this page to raise awareness of Neuroblastoma and offer as much information as possible to parents such as ourselves. We are not able to offer any advice on this subject but only direct you to information that you may find useful.
Please see the links below for more information on appeals, treatment information and other parents that may be able to help advise you.
Maybe just maybe there is some good news on the horizon as Our friends at Georgie's Fund have recently discovered the Cancer Vaccine Institute http://www.cancervaccine.org.uk/ basically they are researching into cancer vaccines, taking a bit of the tumour making it safe and injecting it back into the body, getting the good cells to recognise the bad cells and getting our bodies to destroy the cancer itself. They are a fairly new charity but are based at St. George’s Hospital, London as well as working closely with the Marsden.
They are starting trials this month with Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma and Neuroblastoma patients. The good thing about this trial is that there are very little side effects apparently as it’s using the bodies own material rather than toxic drugs.
If you have any questions or how to help, please contact Georgie's Fund who are always happy to help.
It's very early days, but I wanted you to know all the hard work that's going into beating childhood cancer and once again mostly by parents.
Remember,Together we can make a difference.
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Children have the ability to
ignore odds and percentages,