Simply Charity: Sadie Rose Clifford Appeal

Thursday, August 18, 2011

On 8th August 2009 Sadie Rose was born, weighing a very healthy 8lbs 6oz but in October 2010 aged just 14 months old Sadie Rose was diagnosed with a childhood Cancer called Neuroblastoma.

Sadie has survived front line treatment here in the UK, which has included an initial 70 days of Chemotherapy in November 2010, major surgery in February 2011 to remove her tumour which was located above her left kidney and wrapped around the main artery in the body, her Aorta. This was a life threatening operation but she came out fighting and was home after just over a week in hospital.

In March 2011 Sadie then had an intensive course of High Dose Chemotherapy to prepare her body for her Stem Cell Transplant. Sadie had her own Stem Cells given back. Unfortunately as a side effect from her High Dose Chemotherapy she developed a very serious and potentially life threatening disease of her Liver, called Veno Occlusive Disease (V.O.D). This caused her tummy to swell and she gained over 2kg in just a few days, this was due to fluid being retained. The disease took over Sadie's body entirely and she ended up on Oxygen 24hrs a day. The Intensive Care Team came to see Sadie and had told her parents that they would expect to see her in ICU by the weekend. Their consultant had prepared them for the worst.
However Sadie pulled through and was discharged from Leeds General Infirmary after 8 weeks.

The Crown

Sadie had 3 weeks of radiotherapy in June. This seemed to go very well, so much so she didn't want to leave!!! However in July, Sadie started Immunotherapy which didn't go according to plan......and after just 2 weeks Sadie suffered a seizure and after an emergency CT Scan the specialist Neurosurgeons discovered a tumour on the right side of her tiny brain. The next day a 4 hour operation to remove the tumour was carried out, and sent to the lab for tests. Which showed that the tumour was in fact Cancerous. The Neuroblastoma had grown......yet again!! 

Sadie this month sadly relapsed once again which meant that her family now need to look at taking her to America for life saving treatment and this will cost £300,000.00. With this in mind the team at The Crown Hotel in Harrogate decided to arrange a charity ball at the hotel in order to raise funds towards the appeal of this courageous little girl.

Simply Bows and Chair Covers were delighted to be able to add a touch of glamour to this fantastic event and provide the decor to create a fabulous ambience for which to begin their fundraising journey.Below are a few

The event managed to raise a total of £10,200 and The Crown Hotel and Sadie's parents would like to thank everybody involved. If you would like to help them raise more money please visit this site for more information. Simply Bows and Chair Covers wish Sadie and her family lots of love and luck for the future.


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