One Minute Brief of the Day:
Create posters to help raise awareness and money for the @Isla_Appeal
Today's brief comes from one of the amazing OMBLES Lydia Amey.
A few words from Lydia below. Let's all get behind this amazing cause.
Following the amazing work that the OMBLES did for Isabella Lyttle and the fantastic #LyttleFight, I came to Nick to ask if OMB would be interested in raising awareness again.
My friend’s niece, Isla Austin was diagnosed with the same terrible cancer, Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and has been fighting this high-risk illness since she was diagnosed on her 1st birthday last year.
She is lively, happy, playful and bubbly, and enjoys playing with her twin sister, Lottie and older brother, Finn. Like most girls her age, Isla loves being creative and adores anything pink, sparkly and cuddly! Playing outdoors is another favourite of hers but since the diagnosis, family dynamics have changed.
Isla has received extensive treatment and undergone numerous procedures as part of her treatment plan. Having responded well so far, the family hope that she’ll have no evidence of disease following the final part of her treatment.
But the prospect of a relapse is extremely real for Isla; and relapsed neuroblastoma has a less than 1 in 10 chance of survival.
Ever positive and prepared to fight, Rick and Anna have chosen for Isla to access the Bivalent Vaccine clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, in the hope that it will help prevent the cancer returning. Isla’s end of treatment scans must show no evidence of disease to make this possible. They must also raise the necessary funds.
Desperate for their daughter to have the best chance of life, they are appealing for our help to raise £155k. These funds will cover the cost of the treatment, the associated costs of accessing the treatment (e.g. travel and accommodation) and ensure a contingency fund for any unforeseen complications whilst overseas.
“It’s an overwhelming amount of money to raise but we are determined to give Isla the best chance. Even if it gives her one extra day, then it would have been worth it for us.” Rick and Anna, Isla’s parents.
Like #LyttleFight, we would be looking for ways to raise awareness of Isla’s fight and also raise awareness for the absolutely fantastic charity,
Please mention @OneMinuteBriefs & @Isla_Appeal with the hashtag #IslaYouGotThis and also please tag in Isla’s Uncle - @richbowes along with the call to action: text ISLA12 and your amount £1 - £10 to 70070
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Isla_Appeal
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/islaaustinappeal/