Sophie Ryan has been battling a low-grade, Optic Pathway Glioma brain tumor since she was 8 1/2 months old and she is now 9 1/2 years old. After years of chemo and clinical trials, 3 major brain surgeries and one minor one, almost complete vision loss and now disabled on her left side from a major brain surgery in February...her tumor and multiple cysts are growing AGAIN!!!
The treatment protocol that was developed for Sophie would greatly improve Sophie’s chances for survival, but here comes the challenge! These human studies of ONE are not covered by insurance. Studies like this can cost over $250k out of pocket. We need your help to raise as much as possible so we can SAVE SOPHIE and provide her with the disease free life she desperately craves, and absolutely deserves.
ABOUT THE CLINICAL STUDY -
Sophie will initially receive low dose and very low side effect inducing toxic therapies to lower the protective walls around her cancer cells and stunt her T-cells. Either my husband or I will undergo a 4-hour process called Apheresis where they will remove our blood through one arm, take our Natural Killer Cells and other powerful immune cells from our blood, and then return the blood into the other arm. Depending on who's NK's are best for Sophie, those cells will be "activated" and given to her. These Natural Killer Cells will then reprogram her T-cells to attack and kill the cancer cells in her brain. They will also use her live brain tissue that we have provided to create an additional tumor vaccine.
VENMO - @prayersforsophie
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