Kodi's Krew

£167,168 of £300,000 goal

Raised by 1,186 people in 12 months
Created July 26, 2018
Kodi's Krew
on behalf of Gemma Brown
We are Kodi’s Krew. We are friends and family of Kodi Brown. 

Kodi Brown is a 10 year old girl from Killinchy, Co. Down. 

Kodi was a normal, healthy girl who loved animals, shopping, holidaying, sport, baking (and growing cacti’) until she fell ill on 20th February this year, while playing at her friends house. 

She was taken by ambulance to our local hospital were she remained whilst tests were conducted. 

Kodi was initially diagnosed with a viral infection and given antibiotics, antivirals and anti-seizure medication. 

After a 3 week stay in hospital Kodi was allowed to return home to recover.  

However, she continued to have seizures. The medication kept them at bay to a certain extent.  A long recovery time was predicted but her family were optimistic that she was getting stronger and were hoping to send her back to school for the last month of P6. 

In May, at a routine MRI scan where her family expected to get the all clear, they received the news that no family should have to hear.

The swelling was still there. Kodi was put on steroids and a biopsy was scheduled. Kodi was readmitted to the hospital on the 18th May. 

4 weeks later the worst was confirmed. Kodi had a brain tumour.  

Curative treatment was not offered in the UK on the NHS.  

Kodi’s family refused to accept that there were no other options.

The family researched other methods unsupported in the UK and found a clinic in Germany who offered them hope.

They set off on a self funded trip to Germany to a clinic where pioneering immunotherapy is offered, alongside infusion treatments to strengthen the immune system in conjunction with conventional brain tumour treatments.

Kodi and her family have been in Germany for 2 weeks now and are self funding the treatment.

Each week of treatment is costing €6,000, each MRI scan is €950 and this week Kodi had an IV port fitted at the cost of €2,500. The treatment is expected to last for 6 months, during which time Kodi hopefully will be able to return home for short periods of respite. 

Kodi’s mum has been allowed to stay in the clinic to care for her during her treatment, but her father, little brother and grandparents are funding their own private accommodation in the nearest village.

Kodi’s family have moved mountains to secure the best possible treatment for her condition. We would like to do everything that we can to help to alleviate any financial worries so that their focus can go towards their very precious Kodi. The money we raise will go towards helping Kodi's family fund her treatment in Germany. 

We would like to ask you to help us to raise money to lighten the financial burden.  

We will be organising fundraisers throughout Kodi’s expected 6 month stay in Germany which we will keep you updated with on this page and our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/kodiskrew/ 

It can sometimes sound like a cliche to say that every penny counts, but in this situation I am sure that everyone understands that in Kodi’s world this is saying has never been more true.

Please join Kodi’s Krew by liking and sharing this page, and donating- lets see what we can achieve for a very special girl and her family.

Kodi's Krew are friends and family of Kodi Brown, from Killinchy Co. Down. The money we raise will go towards helping Kodi's family fund her treatment in Germany. 
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First of all, we are immensely grateful to everyone who has donated so far; your love and support has enabled Kodi to receive specialised treatment in Germany that wouldn't have been accessible otherwise. For that, we are grateful beyond words.

Whilst this has been promising so far, Kodi needs to continue with her treatments such as Immunotherapy and Hyperthermia. With this in mind, we will be continuing to fundraise throughout this year and would appreciate ANY help you can offer.

To those who have donated, organised events and provided support, we appreciate every penny and if anyone would like to organise a fundraising event please get in touch.

Kodi is currently in Germany for the next round and even though her days are long and tremendously difficult, here she is still with her beautiful smile.
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We have reached the £100,000 mark!!
We want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has been involved in fundraising for Kodi over the last few months ❤️ Whether you have organised an event, attended, donated, given up your free time, baked cakes, gifted a raffle prize- THANK YOU! We could not have raised this amazing amount of money for Kodi without your generosity ❤️
We haven't quite reached our fundraising target yet, so please keep sharing this page and come along to some of the fab events we have planned before Christmas if you can ❤️
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A reminder of some of the brilliant events coming up over the next few months! With 3 this week alone
12th October, Friday- Quiz night at Little Eddy's https://www.facebook.com/events/1795025157290601/

12th October, Friday- Bingo night! at the Tannery, Moira https://www.facebook.com/events/230569027637601/

14th October, Sunday- Dragon Boat Race at Cutters Wharf! Sponsor a team & support us on the day! https://www.facebook.com/events/1902611229824864/

26th October, Friday- Halloween Family Fitness Class, Comber Leisure Centre. Open to everyone, fancy dress optional £5pp

16th November, Friday- Facials & Fizz! Killinchy Parish Church Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/2180803468869196/

24th November, Saturday- Kodi's Christmas Fair at Killinchy Community Hall

5th December, Wednesday- Christmas film fundraiser organised by John Minnis Estate Agents Showing Elf at Tudor Cinema, Comber. Tickets £10, including popcorn & prosecco.

8th December, Saturday- Kildare shopping trip! Pickup Comber Sq 7:45am & McCanns Killinchy at 8am, leaving Kildare 6pm. Seats £20 with discount voucher included Contact us for last few remaining seats!
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We have raised over £75,000 for Kodi in just over 2 months ❤️ halfway to our fundraising target so THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far!

Big thank you as well to everyone who has contributed so much of their time and energy into fundraising, the support from the local community has been overwhelming and we are so grateful ❤️ lots more fun events planned over the next few months so keep an eye out for them! :)
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£167,168 of £300,000 goal

Raised by 1,186 people in 12 months
Created July 26, 2018
Kodi's Krew
on behalf of Gemma Brown
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