Ciara Nelson's fight

$133,270 of $140,000 goal

Raised by 2,176 people in 21 months
Ciara has an inoperable brain tumour which was discovered in June 2016 due to a fall in a netball game. Recently Ciara's tumour has changed for the worse , her tumour is a high grade glioma and now she is in a battle for her life. Due to positioning of her tumour deep in the midbrain biopsy and removal are not options due to the risks of death, brain damage or stroke, conventional therapy (chemo and radiation)is also not being offered due to the fact we cannot determine the exact type of tumour with a biopsy.
I'm not giving up and I will do everything that I can to get her the best treatment I can, I'm asking for help to achieve this, to save Ciara's life. Currently we are endeavouring to take Ciara to Sydney to see Charles Teo the worlds most renowned neurosurgeon and investigating other options that could potentially save her, such as Gamma knife surgery which is $27000 approximately in Sydney, proton therapy in the US and Cyberknife surgery as well as alternative medications. None of these will be possible without some help due to the high costs involved with specialists, travel etc
For me it's hard to ask for help but as I don't have private health insurance and some of these options are very costly. I can't put a value on Ciara's life.
Any money raised that it is not used for Ciara's treatment will be donated to support other families who are have children with brain tumours.
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So good news, surgery is confirmed for the 5th of March with Charles Teo. Thankyou to everyone for your support, we are truely humbled. Xxx
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So last week we received the devestating news that Ciara’s tumour has progressed and even though we have tried everything we can we are faced with the only option to save her ....surgery with Charles Teo.
We have been offered radiation and chemo as the alternative but with only a 40% chance of success and a very high risk of radiation causing acute hydrocephalus we have chosen the surgery to give Ciara a fighting chance against this very rare tumour.
I know this is a difficult time of year to ask for help but we are about 30 thousand short of getting
her the surgery to save her life.
We only have a 2 month window to get Ciara operated on before the tumour grows more making the surgery even more risky than it already is.
We are shattered that it has come to this and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your support.
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Look who is now Charles Teo's patient
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Just an update to again thank everyone for their support in helping us achieve our goal. We are humbled and blessed with all the support and messages we have received so far.
After many rejections from everyone we have contacted in order to help Ciara we finally received word from Proffesor Charles Teo and he believes he can help Ciara. We are off to see him next Tuesday.
Finally a glimmer of hope
Colleen ( Ciara's mum)
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Billie Harvey
21 months ago

There is a public (free) Gamma Knife Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane - the only one of its kind in the entire country. I know because I have a brain tumour as well. Patients are assessed on an urgency basis. I had an appointment for treatment within a month, however more urgent cases may be seen more quickly https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/princess-alexandra-hospital/gamma-knife. Wishing you all the absolute best of luck.

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Justine Scott
21 months ago

Don't give up, a family member was able to raise the money through this site to have her tumour removed by teo earlier this year (and it was successful) your story sounds very similar, don't lose hope and keep fundraising xx

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Lisa Cleofas
21 months ago
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Dear Ciara, When I was diagnosed with Cancer many years ago, I looked at cyberknife however this was not the kind of treatment available to my condition. I don't know if it is worth discussing this with your spcialists and I hope this helps. http://www.cyberknife.com/cyberknife-treatments/brain/index.aspx All the very best to you Ciara and your family and believe that miracles do happen. We have had a few in our family and I pray you receive one too xox ♥.

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Dafydd Smith
21 months ago
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Hi Ciara, I was diagnosed 10 years ago with a brain tumour, and after little interest in operating here in Melbourne, I went to see Charlie Teo. It was expensive, but I got my superannuation to pay for it, since it was a life threatening event. You might want to try that way for funding.

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Sally Scott
17 months ago
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please research cannabnis oil... it has done wonders for my mum who has glioblastoma xxx easy to find online and doesnt have side effects

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Jagjit Purewal
20 months ago
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Don't give up Ciara! Stay strong and positive. You'll get through this. Sending you all the hopes and best wishes in the world.

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Pheroza Engelman
21 months ago
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Hi there-I was operated on for different reasons-Tarlov cyst disease - by Mr Andrew Danks-MMC By Prof Teddy -RMH They are both great Have you tried seeing them? Good luck with Dr Teo as well

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Weplantforyou Delhi
21 months ago
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Hope you are able to raise the required funds... Be strong

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Sari Grove
20 months ago
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Many people are not aware that back salve can draw up a tumour, even from the brain, even from a deep inner area...Black salve does NOT touch healthy cells at all...It only touches abnormal cancerous cells...The salve can be placed on the head, above where a tumour is sitting...It will draw the tumour up to the surface of the head...Forms an eschar, then falls off...On the head, it is relatively painfree...It is applied, then 24 hours later can be washed off...This is a form of treatment for a brain tumour that is not well known...But it is something to consider...I removed something from the back of my head, occipital lobe area...I used Zenith herbals black salve...(they have a facebook group)...Afterwards I took Albenza at 20 mg per kilogram of body weight, for 10 days...Cancer is a parasite, so antiparasitics work...

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Matt Lim
6 months ago
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all the best in your recovery Ciara. the public are right behind you

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Kellie Maree Adams
8 months ago
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Thinking of you Ciara, Colleen and Family, as a Mother of 2 Terminally ill children, l hope and pray that your operation is a success. Xxxx

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Tracie Wassell
8 months ago
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Charlie saved my cousins sons life last year. Inoperable they said. Sending love Ciara

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Beverley Maynard
17 months ago
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IF YOU USE PAYPAL i will donate

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Daniel Powell
19 months ago
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How good is that I hope it all goes well.

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David Ear
21 months ago
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Thinking of you and your family. Stay strong Ciara.

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Dennis Armstrong
21 months ago
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Ciara keep fighting young lady. Stay positive and strong. My 12 year old nephew was operated by Teo at 7 years of age, and now he is well. One of my best friends from Devon Meadows twice was only given 3months by Monash Medical and told nothing could be done for him. He too went to Teo and had a life saving operation on his tumour. You can beat this, stay strong and believe in Dr. Teo Dennis, Jan & Mary TDNFC

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Colleen Ryan
7 months ago

This such wonderful news for you Ciara. I am so sure that Dr Charles Teo will look after you as he is 1 in a million. My prayers for good luck and a speedy recovery is going out to you. Stay strong always.

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Karen Stillman
7 months ago

That is awesome news Colleen I have everything crossed for your beautiful daughter. Love Kazz

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Sandra Brash
7 months ago

Dear Ciara and family Best of luck in March sending you lots of love and prayers ❤ Sandi & family xo

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Daniel Powell
7 months ago

This is excellent news. I'm glad it's finally happening and the best man for the job is doing it. Good luck Ciara

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Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
Anna Cary
4 months ago

Hope Ciara is going well with her treatment. My son has just completed his last chemo and being young and fit is a bonus. Lots of love and best wishes for Ciara's speedy recovery!!

$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
EL
$30
Edward Lim
6 months ago

All the best, speedy recovery and God bless

DH
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doug hedges
6 months ago

god bless you

$20
Karen Lowry
6 months ago

Hope all went well with the surgery and may you have a long, wonderful life ahead of you!

PK
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P K
6 months ago
KB
$100
Kelly Betchley
7 months ago

You got this girl!! Lots of love from Kelly & Andy xxx

Billie Harvey
21 months ago

There is a public (free) Gamma Knife Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane - the only one of its kind in the entire country. I know because I have a brain tumour as well. Patients are assessed on an urgency basis. I had an appointment for treatment within a month, however more urgent cases may be seen more quickly https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/princess-alexandra-hospital/gamma-knife. Wishing you all the absolute best of luck.

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Justine Scott
21 months ago

Don't give up, a family member was able to raise the money through this site to have her tumour removed by teo earlier this year (and it was successful) your story sounds very similar, don't lose hope and keep fundraising xx

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Lisa Cleofas
21 months ago
7
7

Dear Ciara, When I was diagnosed with Cancer many years ago, I looked at cyberknife however this was not the kind of treatment available to my condition. I don't know if it is worth discussing this with your spcialists and I hope this helps. http://www.cyberknife.com/cyberknife-treatments/brain/index.aspx All the very best to you Ciara and your family and believe that miracles do happen. We have had a few in our family and I pray you receive one too xox ♥.

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Dafydd Smith
21 months ago
6
6

Hi Ciara, I was diagnosed 10 years ago with a brain tumour, and after little interest in operating here in Melbourne, I went to see Charlie Teo. It was expensive, but I got my superannuation to pay for it, since it was a life threatening event. You might want to try that way for funding.

+ Read More
Sally Scott
17 months ago
3
3

please research cannabnis oil... it has done wonders for my mum who has glioblastoma xxx easy to find online and doesnt have side effects

+ Read More
Jagjit Purewal
20 months ago
3
3

Don't give up Ciara! Stay strong and positive. You'll get through this. Sending you all the hopes and best wishes in the world.

+ Read More
Pheroza Engelman
21 months ago
3
3

Hi there-I was operated on for different reasons-Tarlov cyst disease - by Mr Andrew Danks-MMC By Prof Teddy -RMH They are both great Have you tried seeing them? Good luck with Dr Teo as well

+ Read More
Weplantforyou Delhi
21 months ago
3
3

Hope you are able to raise the required funds... Be strong

+ Read More
Sari Grove
20 months ago
2
2

Many people are not aware that back salve can draw up a tumour, even from the brain, even from a deep inner area...Black salve does NOT touch healthy cells at all...It only touches abnormal cancerous cells...The salve can be placed on the head, above where a tumour is sitting...It will draw the tumour up to the surface of the head...Forms an eschar, then falls off...On the head, it is relatively painfree...It is applied, then 24 hours later can be washed off...This is a form of treatment for a brain tumour that is not well known...But it is something to consider...I removed something from the back of my head, occipital lobe area...I used Zenith herbals black salve...(they have a facebook group)...Afterwards I took Albenza at 20 mg per kilogram of body weight, for 10 days...Cancer is a parasite, so antiparasitics work...

+ Read More
Matt Lim
6 months ago
1
1

all the best in your recovery Ciara. the public are right behind you

+ Read More
Kellie Maree Adams
8 months ago
1
1

Thinking of you Ciara, Colleen and Family, as a Mother of 2 Terminally ill children, l hope and pray that your operation is a success. Xxxx

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Tracie Wassell
8 months ago
1
1

Charlie saved my cousins sons life last year. Inoperable they said. Sending love Ciara

+ Read More
Beverley Maynard
17 months ago
1
1

IF YOU USE PAYPAL i will donate

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Daniel Powell
19 months ago
1
1

How good is that I hope it all goes well.

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David Ear
21 months ago
1
1

Thinking of you and your family. Stay strong Ciara.

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Dennis Armstrong
21 months ago
1
1

Ciara keep fighting young lady. Stay positive and strong. My 12 year old nephew was operated by Teo at 7 years of age, and now he is well. One of my best friends from Devon Meadows twice was only given 3months by Monash Medical and told nothing could be done for him. He too went to Teo and had a life saving operation on his tumour. You can beat this, stay strong and believe in Dr. Teo Dennis, Jan & Mary TDNFC

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Colleen Ryan
7 months ago

This such wonderful news for you Ciara. I am so sure that Dr Charles Teo will look after you as he is 1 in a million. My prayers for good luck and a speedy recovery is going out to you. Stay strong always.

+ Read More
Karen Stillman
7 months ago

That is awesome news Colleen I have everything crossed for your beautiful daughter. Love Kazz

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Sandra Brash
7 months ago

Dear Ciara and family Best of luck in March sending you lots of love and prayers ❤ Sandi & family xo

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Daniel Powell
7 months ago

This is excellent news. I'm glad it's finally happening and the best man for the job is doing it. Good luck Ciara

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