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Can you help? Parents need to raise £300k for pioneering chemotherapy in Mexico for Woodford Green girl, 6

PUBLISHED: 17:15 19 April 2017

Kaleigh Lau, 6, who is travelling to Mexico for special brain tumour treatment. Picture: Scott Lau

Kaleigh Lau, 6, who is travelling to Mexico for special brain tumour treatment. Picture: Scott Lau

Scott Lau

A six-year-old girl, suffering a rare and incurable brain tumour, has flown to Mexico with her family for pioneering treatment, in the hope it will save her life.

Kaleigh Lau, six, bottom right, with mum and dad Yang and Scott and her younger brother, on the plane to Mexico. Picture: Scott LauKaleigh Lau, six, bottom right, with mum and dad Yang and Scott and her younger brother, on the plane to Mexico. Picture: Scott Lau

Kaleigh Lau, of Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, was diagnosed with an aggressive and inoperable brain tumour, known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) one year ago today. The survival rate is less than one per cent.

Despite fighting the tumour, and continuing to go school at Ray Lodge Primary, in Woodford Green, Kaleigh is now suffering double vision and unbalanced walking.

Her parents Scott and Yang decided to fly her out to Mexico on Monday for pioneering chemotherapy, after she was declined a special treatment at Harley Street. The family will be there for at least the next two months.

“There is nothing else in the UK to help her in the NHS or private sector,” Scott explained.

“Now we have to resort to Mexico.”

In November the Recorder ran a front page appealing for readers to sign a petition for more research into DIPG, and after your help last time Scott and Yang are hoping you can come to their aid once again.

Scott said: “We are looking for some assistance again. This time it is to fundraise for Kaleigh to enable her to have treatment in Mexico, as there is nothing else in the UK to help her.

“This may seem like a knee jerk reaction to some, but people that know me understand I put everything into perspective to make an informed decision based on what I have and what we as a family believe is right.”

Scott and Yang are trying to raise £300,000 for intra-arterial chemotherapy infusion. So far kind people have donated £120,000.

It will go towards the treatment, flights, accommodation and other expenses, all listed on the fundraising page.

Kaleigh will be the first British child to go to Mexico for this treatment, and the Department of Health, her doctors and the British Embassy are all aware.

Donate at chuffed.org/project/kaleighs-trust

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