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GamesAid stories: Teddy and Solving Kids Cancer UK

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With this post we want to inaugurate a series of stories from our supported charities in order to show you the high valuable work they do in many different causes. Today, we have the story of Teddy from Solving Kids Cancer UK, the organization that fights for researching and eradicate neuroblastoma in kids:  

 

Teddy is a cheeky, funny and affectionate little boy. He adores cuddles with his parents and loves horses! But when Teddy was just 16 months old he became ill, stopped crawling and his personality changed from lively and jolly to fearful and clingy. Initially doctors thought it was a virus or infection but in April 2018 a tumour was found in his stomach and he was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma. Teddy’s family was supported by Solving Kids’ Cancer to raise money for Teddy’s immunotherapy treatment in Barcelona at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and to access the Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York- treatment they hope will reduce the chances of his cancer ever coming back.

Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer that affects 100 children every year in the UK. Most children diagnosed with neuroblastoma are under the age of 5. Half of all neuroblastoma cases are classified as ‘high-risk’, where the cancer has spread and immediate treatment is required. Treatment can be intensive and includes chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, stem cell treatment and immunotherapy which takes a huge toll on children. Neuroblastoma has one the lowest survival rates of any childhood cancer and the causes are not known.

Solving Kids’ Cancer is fighting for a future where no child dies of neuroblastoma or suffers due to its treatment. We do this by supporting families throughout their cancer journey, helping access treatment, funding innovative research and campaigning for the best possible treatment here in the UK for children fighting neuroblastoma now and in the future.

 

GamesAid have supported Solving Kids’ Cancer since 2016 and donated an incredible total of £209,923 over the last three years. The funding we receive from GamesAid allows us to continue to support families, to give access to treatment, to fund innovative research and to campaign for the best possible treatment here in the UK.

 

You can find more information about Solving Kids Cancer UK in their website