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Legacy gifts allow us to fund new, pioneering research into treatments that will be less harsh and more effective in fighting childhood cancer. They also help us to be there for more children going through treatment right now. Gifts from wills are already helping us to save young lives.

Leave a legacy and help more children like Rebecca…

Rebecca was diagnosed with the rare soft tissue cancer Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma in February 2014.

Since her initial diagnosis and treatment Rebecca has relapsed three times: 2017, 2019 and July 2020. Each time treatment has been successful, a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. She is now on her fourth course of treatment.

Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma is a very rare form of cancer, with only around 60 cases per year in the UK. Therefore, once Rebecca relapsed, there was no protocol in place for treatment and the family needed to find a suitable research trial to provide a treatment option.

Rebecca has taken part in eight research trials since her diagnosis, twice being the first person on the children’s wards to receive the drugs on trial. She was one of the first children to test anti-sickness drugs that are now used all over the world as the gold standard in anti-sickness treatment for children. The second trial she took part in is also now standard relapse treatment for certain cancers.

She is really proud that she took part in those trials. It was scary at the time but now she knows other children don’t have to feel scared because there is a proven treatment.  These are life and death decisions that Rebecca has had to make.”

Rebecca’s mum

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