In 2017, Kayla was diagnosed with philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (PH+ALL). After surgery, treatment, and even learning to walk again, her treatment is finally over and she is doing well. Since then, her family have been tirelessly raising funds for CCLG, for research into PH+ALL. Here, her family share her story...
On 22 May 2017 our world stopped turning. Our beautiful little girl had cancer. Those words will haunt us forever.
We watched her go from a happy, energetic, innocent hurricane to a sad, frail, very poorly baby bird.
At her lowest point she was rushed to surgery with a perforated bowel. Hearing her first word after surgery, a word we thought we may never hear, was the most beautiful sound in the world. She adjusted quickly to her new situation and worked hard to learn to walk all over again.
Since then she's had to fight her socks off again and again. Her treatment lasted for two years and it was brutal. She endured hundreds of doses of chemotherapy and spent hundreds of nights in hospital away from her daddy and brothers.
Thankfully Kayla has finished treatment and is doing well, although her journey is far from over.
We now feel it's time to give back and hopefully improve treatments for future children.
Make a donation to Kayla's Rainbow Appeal
Open an online fundraising page for Kayla's Rainbow Appeal
Set up a regular Direct Debit donation to Kayla's Rainbow Appeal
Text CCLG 5 KAYLA to 70300 to donate £5.
CCLG will receive 100% of your donation. You may also be charged for one text message at your network’s standard or charity rate.
You can make a donation or pay in funds raised by cheque, payable to CCLG, to CCLG, Century House, 24 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GB. Please ensure you make it clear that the donation is for Kayla's Rainbow Appeal so that your donation is allocated to the correct fund.