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Dahlia’s Story

Dahlia 10th July 2018 – 10th June 2022

Dahlia was diagnosed in August 2020 with DIPG, or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. DIPG is an aggressive and difficult to treat type of brain tumor found in the brainstem that primarily affects children.

In April 2022 Dahlia started to show more symptoms and Dahlia’s mum received the terrible news that Dahlia’s cancer had spread. An MRI scan showed that the cancer had spread from the brain and Dahlia had tumours along her spine.  Age 3, Dahlia was  placed on hospice care.

Dahlia’s mum struggled hugely with the mental, physical and financial stress. In addition to caring for a terminally ill child she also had a young baby to care for and a teenage son. Thankfully, Dahlia’s big brother is very caring and helped out tremendously with his young siblings.  

Dahlia passed away in 2022 after fighting DIPG for twenty two months. She was just a month away from celebrating her fourth birthday. Dahlia loved music, dancing, her big brother and Peppa Pig.

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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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