Harry will begin pre-assessments in Barcelona on the 3rd June 2019. This will be for the 8H9/Omburtamab trial under Dr Mora. We will continue to send updates on social media of Harry's progress to all our supporters.
Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming support that has resulted in us exceeding our target. All funds raised have been placed in a trust to be used for Harry’s current and future treatment and associated costs. At a point where no further treatment is required, or can reasonably be expected, the trustees and the family will agree how best to apportion the funds as set out on the website: neuroblastoma research; and children and their families that are affected by this cruel disease.
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Harry Banks is a ten-year-old bubbly, smiley, very cheeky, but completely adorable boy.
In late 2014 we were given the devastating news that Harry had Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a very rare and aggressive children’s cancer. After bravely enduring two years of intensive chemotherapy, continuous investigations, major surgery, high dose chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and more, Harry had two and a half years in remission and rung the bell to mark the end of his treatment, although we knew he would continue to be monitored. Devastatingly, once again our world has been turned upside down – in November of 2018 we were given the distressing news that he has had a neuroblastoma relapse to the CNS (central nervous system) and had to have an emergency operation to remove a tumour from his brain. Neuroblastoma has one of the lowest survival rates of all childhood cancers, and a CNS relapse is so rare – it’s the worst. Harry desperately needs your help in any way you can.
'Mad About Harry' was set up in 2014 to raise funds for Harry in the event he would need a ground-breaking trial abroad. If the fund was not going to be needed then once he was no longer at risk, the fund would be donated to help other children suffering from this horrible condition. Mad About Harry now aims to raise £500,000 for a ground-breaking trial at Memorial Sloane Kettering in New York or Barcelona. The NHS has been fabulous with the care and treatment they have been able to provide for Harry so far, but he is now in unknown NHS waters. This privately funded treatment is the only lifeline available. Please help us raise £500,000 by March in any way you can, thank you for your help it means so much to us. x A HUGE thank you from all Harry’s family and friends who really really don’t want a world where children go through the journey that Harry is treading, it means so much to us and to them.
Please also see our auction - all proceeds going to Harry. http://madaboutharryauction.org/
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