Elizabeth's brain tumour journey

£55,852 of £120,000 goal

Raised by 351 people in 16 months
Hello,  some of you who read this may already know of our story and what we are going through lately and some of you will not. My name is Kandise Adams, I am Elizabeth's elder cousin and I am hoping this page will shed some more light on our situation as of late. Elizabeth (Lizzy) as she is known to by many, is a kind and considerate 13 year old S.C.C pupil and Conyer residant who has a heart of gold. Those closest to us will be aware that she has also delt with 'Global developmental delay' and 'Auditory processing disorder' since she was young, something that has always made her seem so innocent  and timid which has made this all seem even more unfair.  Throughout Feburary of this year we started  to notice Lizzy was having a slight personality change. She became quieter and was less interested in interacting with others. She also became more unbalanced and slurred her words whilst talking and found it more difficult to have conversations. My aunt Mary Adams (known as Kath to most) and my uncle Elizabeth's father Gavin Attrell decided to contact S.C.C and learnt that Elizabeth had been experiencing similar symptoms at school such as the falling over and had started to find it difficult to write on lines during school hours . My aunt took Elizabeth to their family doctor, who then sent them to William Harvey hospital for a MRI scan on 03/04/17 where they discovered a mass on her brain. After being taken by ambulance straight to King's College hospital in London and spending a number of days/nights it confimed our fears that Elizabeth had a brain tumour. Although this information was already a blow to our tight knit family we remained positive for my aunt and Elizabeth's other siblings, she has five siblings as follows; Rylie (15), Charlie (14), Gipsy (10), George (6) and Lanie-Rai (2). (Elizabeth with her siblings before her diagnosis.) As you could imagine it has been extremely hard, not only on ourselves and the children who range from young teenagers to infants, to process as they each have different understandings of the situation and the fact that Elizabeth is sick. On 10/04/17 King's College conducted a biopsy which caused a further blow, Elizabeth has Stage 4 'Glioblastoma of the Brainstem'. It has since been arranged for her to start treatment at 'The Royal Marsden hospital' which will involve a mininum of 6 cycles of chemotherapy which she will recieve once a day for five days, followed by a 23day break, repeated every four weeks. During this gruelling schedule she will also be treated with a course of radiotherapy, which will leave her often feeling neasous and tired. (Still laughing throughout it all) The hope for this treatment is that the chemo can contain the cancer and the radiotherapy can shrink the tumour (where the tumour is located it is inoperable). Unfortunatly prognosis of Elizabeth's type of cancer is not great and we are currently unsure of what the future holds for Elizabeth and her day to day life. We are all deverstated by this illness and it has hit us all. My aunt is the best mother I know and has been a mother figure even to myself, she helps everyone in anyway she can and even during this testing time has remained strong for Elizabeth and her five siblings. So I hope me writing to you can in someway help this young family gain more experiences without having to worry about the funds to do so and to help regain some form of normality again even if it is for a brief periods of time. Funds would also allow us to help with modifications that need to be adjusted within the household. Our main goal and purpose is ultimely for them to enjoy their moments as a family and build many more happy memories.  Thank you all x
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Hi, all you lovely supporters of Elizabeth!

We just wanted to announce to you that we shall be celebrating Lizzy turning 14 on February 23rd!

We are aware it's short notice but this is how she wanted to spend her big day with her friends and family and to get the chance to thank everyone that has helped along the way by fund raising or donated also.

So if you would like to have a little dance and party, Lizzy would love for you to pop by and say hi :D

Thank you and see you there!
xxx
Invitation
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Hi everyone,
We have had some news, news we didn't need to hear.
Unfortunately the CED treatment, we were originally wanting to go for cant be done, as there is a cyst on Elizabeth's brain so this procedure cannot be done.

With that option now taken away from us, we only have one other option, and that is to fundraise for treatment in Mexico. As you can imagine this is not cheap and comes at a cost of around £36,000 per round. We know of a few children having this treatment and so far it has been successful. We were hoping we wouldn't have to raise funds for this as it is a lot more than the Harley Street treatmentm That being said, we also won't be beaten. We have come this far and will continue for as long as we have too. We want to thank everyone for your continued support it really does mean a lot to us. Xxx
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Last night we were very thankful to recieve an invite to The Dover Castle Inn grand reopening. Where we also recieved a fantastic donation of £1,000 on behalf of Shepherd Neame and the pubs reopening.

We would like to just say a massive thank you to both Kelly Tompkins & Stuart George the new landlord of the Dover Castle Inn and landlord of The Tudor Rose. Firstly for considering Elizabeth as the chosen charitable cause after Shepherd Neame asked them to select any particular local charity they would like to put forward and for being so kind last night.

We thank you both and of course the company also for making this possible. It still amazes us how thoughtful virtual strangers can be and it is this that keeps allowing us to get closer to our goal.

Also everyone, especially the locals we recommend checking The Dover Castle Inn and it's new decor out. It looks fantastic we were suprised by what a good job they have done and the staff were all very friendly and welcoming :)
Johnathan Neame presenting the cheque.
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We just wanted to share with you are that we are officially 1/3 of the way to our goal!!

£40,000 is an incredible figure to be able to hit and is an amazing benchmark to be sitting at. It is fuelling us to keep going.

Just to help keep people in the loop, all funds collected have been/are solely for Elizabeth's treatment. Our goal is to get her the best possible treatment that we can.

We are eagerly waiting on vital information from Harley Street about whether or not they will accept Elizabeth for treatment. Please keep following our update section as we try to reach our goal or re access our situation as we receive the news ourselves. We thank all of you who donate and continue to support us. xxx
Woo hoo!
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Kath Adams
15 months ago
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I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤️ so many kind and loving people that have donated to and shard my girl's gofundme page,with out so many wonderful people we would have to be look at such a bleak future but every time there is a donation we get a step close to getting her the help she so need and deserve ❤️I send each and everyone of you a big kiss and hug from use ❤️

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Janet Heineman Sutter
15 months ago
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Praying for your beautiful daughter.

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Kath Adams
11 months ago
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Sorry for the late up date but we was told that elizabeth tumor has shrunk slightly and is stable her next MRI will be in November

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Kath Adams
12 months ago
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Elizabeth had her MRI on Friday we are going to the royal marston hospital tomorrow to get the results from the MRI scans hopefully xx we hope with the results we can then go forward to get her the treatment she so needs please all pray we get good results xx we would like to thank you all for your continuous support and donation we would be able to do these with out each and everyone of you ❤️❤️❤️

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Kath Adams
6 months ago

Our hearts are breaking as I try and write these to you all by far these has to be the hardest post I have had to write so far xx first thank you all for your kind word and prays yesterday but unfortunately we didn't get the results we so wanted unfortunately we was told that elizabeth is in progression ( her tumor as started to grow again ) we are going back to the royal marston hospital xx hopefully to start re-radiation in the hope these will give her more time and to discuss what other options are available at these time xx

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Kath Adams
15 months ago
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I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤️ so many kind and loving people that have donated to and shard my girl's gofundme page,with out so many wonderful people we would have to be look at such a bleak future but every time there is a donation we get a step close to getting her the help she so need and deserve ❤️I send each and everyone of you a big kiss and hug from use ❤️

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Janet Heineman Sutter
15 months ago
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Praying for your beautiful daughter.

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Kath Adams
11 months ago
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Sorry for the late up date but we was told that elizabeth tumor has shrunk slightly and is stable her next MRI will be in November

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Kath Adams
12 months ago
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Elizabeth had her MRI on Friday we are going to the royal marston hospital tomorrow to get the results from the MRI scans hopefully xx we hope with the results we can then go forward to get her the treatment she so needs please all pray we get good results xx we would like to thank you all for your continuous support and donation we would be able to do these with out each and everyone of you ❤️❤️❤️

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Kath Adams
6 months ago

Our hearts are breaking as I try and write these to you all by far these has to be the hardest post I have had to write so far xx first thank you all for your kind word and prays yesterday but unfortunately we didn't get the results we so wanted unfortunately we was told that elizabeth is in progression ( her tumor as started to grow again ) we are going back to the royal marston hospital xx hopefully to start re-radiation in the hope these will give her more time and to discuss what other options are available at these time xx

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