Pay it forward: Help 4-year-old Libby beat cancer once and for all

Libby Nagel

While many of us are deeply ensconced in festive preparations and holiday plans, 4-year-old Libby Nagel’s family are facing yet another incredibly difficult challenge and they could really do with some help.

Devastating diagnosis

Little Libby Nagel has had a really difficult 18 months. In August 2015, the then-3-year-old was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumour found in children, an almost exclusively childhood cancer. It usually occurs between the ages of 0 and five-years-of-age.

A series of intensive, invasive treatments followed: chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and immunotherapy.

Second hit

Libby’s family were finally celebrating the completion of the little girl’s treatment when a routine scan showed a large, secondary tumour in Libby’s brain.

Libby’s best chance of treating this tumour and surviving the aggressive cancer is not in Australia, but with specialists overseas. There’s an 80 to 90 percent chance of survival with this overseas treatment.

The prognosis for Libby if she is treated locally is nowhere near as positive.

Ready to fight!

Libby is a little fighter and one of four great kids (she has three big brothers! Woah!)

The Nagel family are all relocating to pursue this potentially life-saving treatment and give the little girl her very best chance at recovery. Of course, this all comes with a pretty exorbitant cost and this is where the Nagels could really do with some help.

Pay it forward

If you’re at all able to throw a few dollars their way at this special time of year, it would make a huge difference to this lovely gang. No donation is too small and every contribution makes a difference.

If many contribute a little, we can achieve big things and ensure this family can do everything possible to save their little girl’s life and kick cancer forever.

Let’s do this important thing together.

 

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