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Help Romy McGahy aged 4 and her family

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****UPDATE AUGUST 2022 ****

Romy has endured 9 months of intense treatment with courage and grace but we are still only half way through her treatment plan. We would like to thank every single person and organisation that has donated to our fundraiser, a thank you email was sent out several months back but in case you missed it we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts these funds are helping with living expenses and to pay our mortgage back home while we live in the whirlwind of treatment away from our normal lives. We created a blog to keep everyone updated on Romys progress romyocean.gg
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Guernsey reception class pupil Romy McGahy just 4 was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
 
This has been a devastating shock for her entire family having only just started school and then suddenly now their worlds have turned upside down.
 
Romy is having to undergo aggressive chemotherapy, a big operation and further treatment and the road ahead is going to be long.
 
Her parents, Helen and Tom and little sister Zephyr are now in Southampton to be with her as she undergoes her treatment at Southampton hospital they want to be there as much as possible every step of her journey.
 
We are hoping to raise some money to help the family through this awful time
 
Romy's Mum, Helen says: " Romy had been poorly for 4 weeks in Guernsey and had not eaten a single proper meal in that time, she had abdominal pain and the Dr had diagnosed mesenteric adentitis (swelling of the lymph nodes) which would resolve on its own in time, however we were referred to a specialist just to check things the following week. After a visit to A&E a few days later due to some neck pain the drs checked her bloods and all looked normal so we were sent home, we went for a fairly routine ultrasound scan the next day where the sonographer (looking for the enlarged lymph nodes or appendicitis) found an 18cm tumour in her tummy. Romy never went home after that ultrasound scan and after one night on the ward in Guernsey, 24 hours later, exactly one month before her 5th birthday, we were in Southampton on the Piam Brown ward, a specialist children's Cancer ward in Southampton General Hospital. Romy was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a cancer almost always found in children which makes up just 6% of childhood cancers. Romys neuroblastoma has been characterised as high-risk neuroblastoma as it has spread to other areas of the body, around 50% of children with high-risk category neuroblastoma will be cured of their disease. Children with high risk neuroblastoma require intensive treatment from the start because their neuroblastoma cells are highly cancerous and more aggressive in the body. In the blink of an eye our world has been turned upside down and our beautiful daughter is on a terrifying unknown path."

As Romy's uncle Nathan Crabb is UK registered he is registered as the beneficiary and will pass all money raised directly to Romy's parents.
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Donations 

  • Amy Le Prevost
    • £275 
    • 1 yr
  • Katarzyna Carey
    • £10 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £30 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Samantha Ramshaw
    • £20 
    • 2 yrs
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Organiser and beneficiary

Jessica Mauger
Organiser
England
Nathan Crabb
Beneficiary

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