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More chemo for Leeds tot suffering from aggressive cancer

Kendal Middleton-Jessop with her parents.

Kendal Middleton-Jessop with her parents.

A Leeds tot battling cancer who has captured hearts across the city is to undergo further chemotherapy.

As reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this month, Kendal Middleton Jessop’s illness has returned.

The youngster has neuroblastoma, which carries just a 40 per cent chance of survival.

Her parents Laine and Stuart were told a few weeks ago she had relapsed – leaving them devastated.

Now further tests have shown the cancer only appears to be in Kendal’s leg, which means she can be treated in this country for now.

“It’s the news we were hoping for,” said Stuart, from Swarcliffe, Leeds.

“There’s a lot more treatment in England available.”

A massive fundraising campaign has started for Kendal as it was feared that if she relapsed, there would be no treatment options here.

Around £200,000 has been raised and Stuart said they were still making preparations in case she did need to go abroad.

Kendal, who turns four in March, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2012 after doctors found a massive tumour in her stomach.

She immediately started chemotherapy then had an operation to remove the tumour.

Then she underwent high dose chemotherapy in preparation for a stem cell transplant, and also underwent radiotherapy.

Now she faces two months of further chemotherapy, after which further tests will be carried out.

* A sponsored walk on Saturday, February 15, will see 150 people walk from Hillsborough in Sheffield to Leeds United’s Elland Road ground for Kendal.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/kendalmiddletonjessopappeal or visit Kendal’s fight against neuroblastoma’ on Facebook.

 

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