Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Lost Earth Adventures
Huge Urban Abseil in the Heart of Bradford
Raising money for Isla-Grace, a 17 month old baby with an aggressive cancer
Isla-Grace has been having chemotherapy since October. Her parents Beth and Rhys are themselves only 20 years old.
Ewing’s Sarcoma is an aggressive bone and tissue cancer which requires intensive, lengthy treatment. It is a rare cancer and accounts for only 1.5% of childhood cancers diagnosed every year. In March, Isla will be having a major operation to remove the main part of the tumour and will then need to continue her treatment abroad whilst undergoing proton therapy in one of only 3 centres in the world, as we do not yet offer this in the UK.
We were contacted by Isla’s Grandmother’s friend Adele who said she wanted to throw Isla’s granny off a building in the hopes of raising money to send Isla to America for some ground breaking treatment.
We welcomed this project with open arms and the guys at Jurys Inn Bradford couldn’t of been more helpful, giving us access to their 8th floor for the day! Billy Pearce; a local legend in Bradford, popular for late night adult comic gigs as well as family pantos kindly came down to help raise some cash and help lighten the stress of what 100ft of gravity pulling at you induces.
To meet Adele and Isla’s mum Beth along with super-gran Julie was an absolute pleasure. They are a great family and deserve all the support they can get.