Latest on Braes teen Ashlee's NYC cancer treatment

Generous fundraisers have helped raise over £235,000 for a brave teenager’s cancer treatment.

By Jill Buchanan
Monday, 27th April 2020, 12:00 pm

The Ashlee Easton Neuroblastoma Appeal is only £4000 off its target to allow the youngster to undergo the full vaccine treatment which it is hoped will stop her illness recurring.

Ashlee (13) from Brightons was first diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma aged just six and has relapsed twice since then, most recently in November 2018.

However, her parents Lisa and Donald, are hopeful that by receiving the course of a bivalent vaccine in New York it could prevent the cancer from returning.

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The family made a mercy dash across the Atlantic in mid-March before all flights into the United States were banned due to coronavirus.

Mum Lisa explained they heard about the planned lockdown and just decided to get their daughter to New York in the hope that the treatment would go ahead.

This weekend she reported that Ashlee has been keeping well since her third vaccine.

However, the family's flight home has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Ashlee is now scheduled for another vaccine on May 14. They now hope to return home a few days after this fourth dose of vaccine.

In a post on Facebook, Lisa said: “We would to say a sincere thank you for all the recent donations to Ashlee's Appeal, we have been really touched by this as we know a lot of people will be going through tough times and will have money concerns.

“Due to your generosity we are now only £4000 away from our target of £239,000.

“We are so incredibly thankful for the amazing support we have been shown and blessed we have had the chance for Ashlee to receive this treatment we hope will put an end to seven years of fighting neuroblastoma.”

In January the family had only raised half their target but thanks to the generosity of many local people and businesses, and particularly Ashlee’s schoolmates at Braes High School, they are almost there.

To donate visit Ashlee’s appeal.