Gravesend family appeal for seven-year-old's cancer fighting fund
PUBLISHED: 10:31 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 28 January 2013
A seven-year-old from Gravesend who was told one year ago that her rare childhood cancer was in remission has relapsed and her family are desperately raising funds for treatment only available abroad.
Stacey Mowle has battled Neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumour that develops in nerve tissue, since May 2010 when her family were told she had a 30 per cent chance of survival.
After 18 months of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, bone marrow transplants and blood transfusions, her parents Samantha and Warren, of Trafalgar Road, received the good news that the cancer was in remission.
But in December the cancer returned more aggressively than before.
Now the Mowle family is appealing to raise the £500,000 needed to pay for intense specialist treatment not available in the UK that could require them to relocate to Germany or the US.
Father Warren said: “We were devastated to hear the news of Stacey’s relapse just before Christmas. We now need everybody’s help to raise this substantial amount of money. If we don’t then Stacey’s fight will be over.”
To donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/StaceyMowleAppeal. You can also donate by text by messaging STAC53 and your amount to 70070.