Please make a difference for my little girl who has brain cancer

$340 donated
Given by 9 generous donors in 25 days

11 year old with recurrent and rare brain cancer, endured 6x brain surgeries and radiation. She is beautiful and funny and so full of life.

Dargaville, Northland

Charlotte was diagnosed 6 weeks after her fourth birthday. We quickly had her first brain surgery the day before New Year's because of the size and dangerousness of the tumour. We hoped that surgery was enough, however, she relapsed 9 months later. She had two brain surgeries within that first year. We had our third within fourteen months. Due to the rareness of her cancer, there is no clear prognosis or treatment. We do not know what will work best to stop this and so we have hoped and prayed that surgery was enough but considering the frequency of relapse and the growing speed, the doctors realised that surgery was not addressing the cancer sufficiently and so we started radiation in April/May of that year. This bought us a reprieve of about 18 months where we hoped we had won. But it returned.

In total, we have endured 6 brain surgeries, our most recent just last week. We can not keep doing these evasive and dangerous surgeries. The talk now is of palliative radiation, potentially starting in a few weeks once she has recovered.

We love our daughter and she loves life and to be in this situation is horrific, traumatic and terrifying.

So we ask for help, whatever that looks like.

Please find our previous Givealittle page for Charlotte here

Sarah Powell's involvement (page creator)

I am her mum, her friend, her carer.

Use of funds

Making memories and living to the full. This could be for purchasing slushies or indian takeaway or taking her to the movies or ice skating. It may contribute towards her herbal medication (vit c and probiotics) and also petrol costs for the 5/6 hour round trip to Starship.

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Rachel 2 days ago
Rachel 5 days ago
Keeping Charlie and your whanau in our thoughts and prayers 💗
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Guest Donor 7 days ago
Sarah Powell

Thank you for this. This will pay towards my daughters disgracefully unhealthy red slushy today with whatever terrible e numbers and food colouring!

Sarah Powell
Kirsten on 14 Apr 2024
Sarah Powell

Thank you Kirsten. Our indian is 15 for a lunch meal, so this can pay towards her (most boring choice of) butter chicken!

Sarah Powell
Kareen on 14 Apr 2024
Charlie, you are such a strong, courageous little girl! I hope this can get you a few Indian dinners! Sending much love to you and your family! Kareen ❤️
Sarah Powell

Hi Kareen , thank you for this considerable donation. This should cover easily a few indians and hopefully a cinema trip this school holiday. x

Sarah Powell

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