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Help Isla

Filed: Monday, 25th September 2017
By: Staff Writer

A West Ham-supporting family are seeking help from fellow fans as they seek to raise funds in order to send their baby daughter to the US for a life saving operation.

Little Isla Caton is just two years old and suffers from Neuroblastoma, a rare but deadly child cancer that came to public attention recently through the trials and tribulations of Bradley Lowery.

Her family and friends are trying to raise 192,000, which would cover the costs of medical treatment in and travel to the US.

And although their concerted efforts have so far helped to raise around 30,000, there is still some considerable way to go before than can start making plans for Isla's trip.

Family friend Shaun Wincott contacted KUMB this weekend asking for assistance in publicising the appeal. "I'm a family friend trying to help Isla," he said.

"I've tried to help make people aware by taking a banner to the last two home games. The fundraising page for Isla is www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/islacaton."

Neuroblastoma is a rare form of cancer that generally affects babies and young children under a year old. It can occur anywhere in the body, but usually develops in the abdomen and nerve tissue alongside the spinal cord, neck, chest, abdomen or pelvis.

Around 95 children in the UK are diagnosed with the disease every year. Only 67 per cent of patients survive for five years or more, one of the lowest survival rates for cancers.

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