Another Child With Cancer Hoping to Raise Money to go to Disneyland
Isbaella Coomber’s family has started to raise money to take their loved one to Disneyland from the UK. It is not a cheap trip but it is an important one, as Isabella has brain cancer and this may be her only wish granted.
When Isabella Coomber was 10 month’s old her family’s suspicions were aroused when she was unable to sit up without help. But doctors ran extensive tests and could find nothing wrong with the young child. Her family persevered and following more doctors visits and hospital visits Isabella was diagnosed last December with a cancerous brain tumor.
Jolene Hale, is Isabella’s mother and she said: “After meeting her cancer doctor, the first thing he told us was that most children with this tumour do not survive. Only 1 in every 900,000 children get this. We were told she had a high grade tumour, which meant it grows fast.”
In January, Isabella needed to have a shunt and drain fitted because the tumour was stopping her brain fluid from being drained away naturally. She also undergoes regular chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, with an appointment every three weeks.
Hale also said: “We call her the little lion because she’s a little fighter. If she had hair you wouldn’t know she had anything wrong with her.”
Hale has three children and has started raising money to fulfil her five-year-old daughter Rebecca’s wish of taking Isabella and the family to Disneyland. She also hopes to set up a charity to help children in the same situation as Isabella.
Hale said: “We will beat this and we won’t forget the people who helped get us through it all. We’re looking forward to the remission party.”
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