Izzys Brain Tumour Battle

My Beautiful Brave 17 year old Daughter Izzy passed away last Tuesday August 27th peacefully and quickly at tyhafan hospice. I have been blown away by the support for us and hard my girl fought to stay with us as long as she did. she had been diagnosed with an inoperable diffused midline gial brain tumour. She’s has endured countless scans, biopsy’s and even a permanent brain shunt being implanted in the last two months and She has undergone radiotherapy at velindre cancer centre daily in the hopes that we can shrink this nasty little aggressive  alien in her head for as long possible. 
She has amazed us all with ability to take her diagnosis in her stride, to continue to try attend 6th form and her drama classes and even got the energy to perform in her panto at Christmas plus at her majesty’s theatre London with her drama group in march. 
You have all helped us do so much the last few months and make wonderful memories and put such a smile on her face I can’t thank any of you enough for the compassion and love you have shown my girl
She has a bucket list of things she would like to be able to do. Including seeing Killer Whales in the wild and the northern lights. 

We want to make Izzy have as many memories and experiences possible right now. After everything that she has been through and what time will bring I can’t do a lot else but be there to support her and make every single moment and memory count. 
Things are changing for Izzy and her mobility is becoming an issue so we know that we have to do as much as we can now. 
Right now we are back in hospital and she will be starting more radiotherapy on Wednesday as the tumour has re grown and is blocking part of her shunt which has caused inflammation and lots of problems for her.
Weve already achieved time in California with our family there, meeting Lin Manuel Miranda her idol and lots of theatre trips. 
Yes im desperately trying to make as many special memories as we can. 
Please keep sharing and spreading her story this is a horrible terrible disease with such an horrendous outcome and no cure just time
If you can help in anyway at all please please share this post or message or contact me. 
We are still fundraising to try and make sure izzy can achieve her dreams if you would like to donate or organise a fundraising event please please please get in touch time is not on our side
I will be sharing this on Facebook and instagram and twitter and trying to spread the word. 
My girl deserves the world if I could I would give it too her and do anything to take this away. 
In the meantime we stay strong and positive and making sure she knows how much she is loved ❤️
Izzy has now been at Tyhafan children’s hospice for 2 months and I’m living here with her.
She is very weak but still manages to smile, we did Izzyfest recently as some of you know and today we handed over £6000 to Tyhafan and £6000 to Teenage Cancer Trust.
We know now we are very limited as to what my girl is able to do now and many things on her bucket list are no longer achievable.
We have been however doing loads of little things and making sure izzy is as comfortable as she possibly be right now and also has everything she wants. Please keep my girl in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you to everyone who’s helped us this far. Please keep spreading her story far and wide
ALL MONEY NOW RAISED ON THIS PAGE WILL BE A LEGACY FOR MY DAUGHTER. We plan to continue with fund raising with bands and bows and have the money we need to put Izzyfest on again next year. Please support us in hoping to smash this total and support the amazing charities so no one has to go through what we did

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Tracey Withers 
Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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