WEB REVIEW – Family stage show for girl battling rare cancer

The family and friends of three-year-old Sienna Riley are putting on a concert to raise money to get her vital treatment and help her fight a rare form of cancer.

 

At only 20 months old, Sienna was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that attacks nerve cells. The survival rate in children less than a year old with Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer ranges between 50% to 80%, which drastically decreases in children aged one or over.

 

Detox treatment available in Germany could help manage her symptoms, but the costs, which would include flying from the family home in Essex, could reach up to £25,000. Additional antibody and proton therapy on offer in the US could cost up to £500,000.

 

So far, family, friends and supporters have managed to make just short of £10,000. Sienna’s aunt started the campaign last year to give her niece as much of a chance as possible. Sienna’s relatives are now planning to hold a concert to pay for additional care abroad. The Sienna Showcase in May, will feature songs and routines from films and musicals as well as comedy sketches and a charity raffle, performed by a variety of local entertainers.

 

To donate to the Sienna Riley appeal, visit gofundme.com/3j2cg4.

 

Source : http://www.nottinghampost.com/Family-stage-girl-battling-rare-form-cancer/story-20959882-detail/story.html#ixzz2zFtbIBuJ