Cancer girl, two, responding to treatment

�A mother has told of her relief that her brave little girl battling a rare form of cancer is responding well to treatment.

As reported in the Post last month, two-year-old Kacie Clough was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in December – and doctors gave her a 60 per cent chance of survival.

She has finished 70 rounds of chemotherapy and this month the family received some good news – her bone marrow is free of cancer.

Mum Karen said: “She still has a lot of treatment ahead of her, including more chemo and an operation to remove a tumour on Monday, which is actually her third birthday.

“But it is a big relief and very encouraging to hear her bone marrow is free from cancer.”


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Karen, 26, of Heathway, Dagenham, said her daughter was coping well: “The intense chemo makes itpretty tough on her, but otherwise she’s handling it brilliantly.”

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During the past two months family, friends and businesses have rallied around to raise funds for Kacie so she can go to a Disneyland theme park when her treatment is complete.

Among the supporters is Barclays Bank in Heathway, which has raised �1,500 so far. To date, �5,000 has been raised in total.

“I really appreciate everyone’s help – what they’re doing is fantastic,” said Karen, who has two other children.

“It would be lovely if Kacie could go to one of the Disneyland parks. I know she would love it and she really deserves it after everything she’s been through.”

If you want to support Kacie’s fundraising campaign call Karen’s friend Sara Barker on 07506 172680.

Neuroblastoma mostly affects the under fives and is one of the most lethal of all childhood cancers.

n More information can be found on The Neuroblastoma Society’s website www.nsoc.co.uk.

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