THE CHILDREN'S BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY

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Aaliyah’s Story

Aaliyah Kathryn fought DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) a highly aggressive and difficult to treat form of brain cancer for 13 months. She passed away on October 23, 2022. 

Aaliyah born on 13 November 2016 had a special spirit about her. Aaliyah enjoyed all things in her life and knew how to light up the room.  She loved going to school, riding horses, doing tap and ballet dancing. Trips and holidays were always a blast, she was always one for adventure and fun from the time she opened her eyes until long after bedtime. 

Aaliyah loved her family, her St Bernard Puppy and most of all her baby sister. She begged and begged for a baby brother, but getting a little sister made her even happier. 

Aaliyah with her baby sister

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A gift of just £10 could help give support to a family who are struggling with a new diagnosis

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A gift of  £25 per month could pay for a days pioneering research into rare brain tumours 

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A gift of £50 could fund research into devastating brain tumours in a clinical trial 

DIPG brain tumours are currently an incurable and devastating cancer.

DIPG robs a child of their hearing, sight, movement, the ability to swallow and eventually their breathing. 

It’s only with your help that research into this devastating cancer is possible.

Joss Searchlight are funding vital research into the most life-threatening brain tumours. Please be part of our journey.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Along with providing financial grants to help families struggling with the expenses of having a child with cancer we also provide life changing support.

Support Workers who advise, visit and support families with compassion are an essential part of Joss Searchlight.

Family support is in our DNA, as the founding trustees know what an important part compassionate support played in helping them during their son’s illness and after his sad death.

We can’t fund research and we can’t support families without you. 

FINDING A CURE

At Joss Searchlight we totally depend on donations. Donations enable us to fund vital brain tumour research, to find a cure for some of the rarest brain tumours, to campaign for better treatments and support families on their cancer journey when they need it most.

Research organisations need funding stability, they need to know that they have enough money coming in every month to allow them to do their incredibly important work. We need to pledge a certain amount of funding every year to make sure they’re able to do everything they can to find cures and treatment programmes for some of the hardest-to-treat brain tumours.

Children should enjoy their childhood
Not spend their lives fighting cancer

Help us find a cure for rare brain tumours. Give your support today

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