WEB REVIEW – Teen battling cancer inspires to raise £6,000 for charity

The bravery shown by a Stourton teenager battling a rare form of cancer has inspired family and friends to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

 

Imogen Westwood, 13, was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancer that develops in the supporting tissues of the body. She has just finished her fourth chemotherapy session to target the tumor in her upper chest.

Seeing the inspirational teen cope with the disease spurned her father, brother and several other family members and friends to lose their locks and raise funds for the charity. Her father said: « The Teenage Cancer Trust has received a lot of press recently and it has really raised the profile of the charity. »

The family will travel to America in June, where Imogen will receive proton therapy to shrink the tumor further. Her father said : « After that, we hope the tumor will be at a size where a final chemotherapy session will eliminate the cancer. We remain optimistic but we have to take things step by step. »