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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling lends support to Woodford Green girl suffering from brain tumour

PUBLISHED: 07:38 09 November 2016 | UPDATED: 07:38 09 November 2016

Harry Potter author JK Rowling backs campaign for more research into DIPG, a rare brain tumour a six-year-old girl from Woodford Green is suffering.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling backs campaign for more research into DIPG, a rare brain tumour a six-year-old girl from Woodford Green is suffering.

Jay Asher

Creator of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling has added a bit of magic to a campaign to find a cure for a six-year-old with a rare brain tumour.

Kaleigh Lau, from Woodford Green, was diagnosed with a very aggressive and inoperable brain tumour, known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG), in April.

The condition currently has no cure.

Kaleigh’s father Scott started a campaign – Kaleigh’s Trust – for the government to fund more research into the rare illness.

There is a petition, which has 18,000 signatories, and Scott has been enlisting the help of celebrities with Kaleigh’s toy bears.

The Harry Potter author stopped by the Westminster office of Wes Streeting – Kaleigh’s MP – on Friday to lend her support for the campaign and pose with the cuddly bear.

Mr Streeting, Ilford North MP, said: “It was incredible that J.K. Rowling stopped by my office to show her support for Kaleigh’s Trust.

“J.K Rowling has done so much to support children right across the world through charities, and her support in raising awareness of childhood brain tumours such as DIPG is very welcome.

“Kaleigh’s family have shown incredible bravery in campaigning to raise awareness of DIPG and other brain tumours despite this difficult time for their family.”

If you would like to sign the petition click here.


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