Kian Musgrove is a 3 year old boy from the North East of England who is battling Neuroblastoma, a particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer.
With all of his treatment options in the UK now all but exhausted and the cancer taking hold of his tiny body, Kians final chance of survival is to travel to America for a pioneering treatment that could increase his chances of staying with us from 0% (the survival rate from chemotherapy at this stage in his illness) – to as much as 80% .
You know what the next bit is though, right?
This treatment is extremely expensive because its only available in America (and thus only under private healthcare) and is so new and unique that it costs a not-so-small fortune to administer.
Kian needs £555,000 to start the treatment. His incredible family and friends have done outstanding work over the last year spreading the word about his plight and raising an astonishing £413,000 towards what initially seemed like an insurmountable figure. But now things are about as urgent as they get. Kian is becoming more poorly by the day and could need to fly out to America at any time. The continuation of the chemo in the UK is dependent on constant scans and tests, any of which could bring the news that he needs to fly out now, if hes going to fly out at all.
Theres fundraising happening all the time but what we need – to make sure this money is found in time – is an avalanche. So were throwing down the gauntlet. I am pledging - along with a bunch of others - right here, right now, to raise £1,000 for Kian as quickly as possible.
Were going to find at least 100 people to do the same and be Kians heroes – and in very short order, were going to put him on a plane to America for his lifesaving treatment.
I will match whatever you put in (up to £1000 - I'm not quite as rich as Simon Cowell).
So together we can conrubute £2000 to help Kian.
Kians journey so far – www.kapipal.com/CaringForKian
See how Kian is right now – Search Caring For Kian on Facebook and join for updates .
In the News – Google Kian Musgrove to find extensive coverage of Kians story and news of all of the fundraising efforts
- Marcus Brigstocke
- Louisa Garosi
- Joanne McGuinness
- Cecilia McBrinn
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