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Ellen’s Journey Charity Match

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// 9 Oct 2018

Dundalk FC will face Newry City AFC in ‘Ellen’s Journey Charity Match’, which will take place at the Showgrounds on Monday, 15th October. Kick-off at 19.45. Entrance is £5 with all proceeds towards Ellen’s Journey.

Ellen Treanor was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Brave Ellen started chemotherapy within days and since then has had 8 cycles with tough side-effects, surgery to remove the tumour, plus sepsis and fluid on her lungs.

She still has to complete more high dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and hopefully 6 months of antibody treatment she starts the radiotherapy treatment on the 11th of September.

She then starts the antibody treatment this will take her up to next year hopefully then she should be ready for the clinical treatment in New York this is not funded by the NHS and costs hundreds of pounds.

Mum, Claire said: “I will never forget the moment the radiologist said that she wasn’t happy with the scan. That was the moment when our lives changed forever. We were devastated.”

Brave Ellen started chemotherapy within days and since then has had 8 cycles with tough side-effects, surgery to remove the tumour, plus sepsis and fluid on her lungs. She still has to complete more high dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and hopefully 6 months of antibody treatment.

She faces an uncertain future – in around 40-50% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma the cancer comes back and of those children fewer than 1 in 10 will survive. So, Ellen’s family are fundraising in case they need to access treatment or clinical trials not available through the NHS.

Claire adds: “We’re so grateful to all of Ellen’s doctors and nurses and all the other staff at the hospital who’re all working so hard to try to rid her of this horrible disease. If we’re fortunate enough to get Ellen into remission at the end of her treatment, then we hope to do everything we can to try to stop this cancer from returning. We just want to give her the best chance possible to grow up and have a normal childhood again.”

Donate to Ellen’s Journey here: https://bit.ly/2RDmjM2