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The Kelli Smith Appeal – Help Dying Father To Save His Child

24th September 2013

The Kelli Smith Appeal – a Father suffering from a terminal brain tumour has said his final wish is to pay for his daughter’s Cancer treatment which the NHS do not fund….

Kelli was born on 2nd January 2009 at 2:35am, healthy, happy and perfect. I instantly fell in love with her and our world was complete. At 3 months she was diagnosed with Childhood Cancer (Neuroblastoma) I was completely devastated. We need to raise £500,000 for potentially life-saving treatment for Kelli. This is a huge task and we need any help or support that we can get to help us get there please.

Kelli has already had several rounds of gruelling Chemotherapy and was still left with Neuroblastoma in her liver but she was well enough to start nursery! Her confidence soon grew with people and her little personality started to blossom! Kelli loves to sing and dance and has a great love of music. The Cancer couldn’t hold back her determination to get on with life and Kelli soon learned to count to 7 and say lots of other words, in French!

There is no treatment protocol in the UK for relapsed Neuroblastoma. However there are options available abroad. Sadly these treatments could cost in excess of £500,000. We know this is a huge price tag, but we have seen other children in Kelli’s situation reach their target and go on to receive the potentially life saving treatment they needed.

Please, please help us give Kelli, our precious, beautiful, clever, funny, happy little girl the chance to live.

You can donate through just giving http://www.justgiving.com/helpkelli and also directly into Kelli’s Natwest bank account. Account number – 88722198, Sort Code – 55-81-28.

For further details on ways to donate please visitwww.familiesagainstneuroblastoma.org

So please dig deep and donate now.

A donation to a child’s individual appeal will be held for the sole use of that child for treatment or for quality of life. Should the child no longer need the money raised in their name, funds will either become available to other children within the charity, moved to our emergency fund, donated to Neuroblastoma research, donated to our general fund, or a combination of all four, as agreed with the family.


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Esther works at Mums In The Know Head Office and has 2 gorgeous kids. When she has time off, Esther loves getting out into the country side and hiking or mountain biking with her whole family in tow. You might also find her volunteering at her local school.

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