On 13 January 2017, 2 year old Breya Ward, daughter of Sgt Ollie Ward and Holly Robinson, was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma. This very rare and aggressive cancer affects children under the age of 6 and it has grown on Breya’s adrenal gland and consumed her whole stomach; it has also spread to her bones and bone marrow.
Breya is currently undergoing a very intense type of Chemotherapy which will last over 18-20 months as her tumour is currently inoperable.
Devastatingly, 50% of stage 4 Neuroblastoma patients will relapse within 2 years. If this happens, the UK and the NHS does not currently have any treatments or pathways for curing this. This means, that in the case of the cancer returning, the only option Breya has is to travel to the USA for new trial therapies which could save her life. This treatment would cost somewhere in the region of £250,000.
SUPPORT OUR PARAS are appealing to supporters to help raise the necessary funds to support Breya’s treatment. A designated fund will be set up within the charity where all money raised will be held for a period of years so Breya can access the medical treatment she may need in this time. If for any reason the funds raised are in excess of what is required, they will convert into unrestricted funds that SUPPORT OUR PARAS will use to support other Paras and their families.
Please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/events/teambreya/436188 to donate towards the Team Breya fund. An amount of money has already been raised on a personal fundraising page, but there is still a long way to go to reach the target amount. Donations made through the charity mean we can claim Gift Aid and give that little bit extra towards the cause. If you are organising an event, please contact the Charity Secretary, Natalie, for help and advice on firstname.lastname@example.org