Brave Chloe Moss has started specialised treatment in the US after having a tumour the size of half a house brick removed from her brain.
The seven-year-old flew to Florida earlier this month to receive £300k proton therapy treatment, which is not yet available in the UK.
The treatment is being paid for by the NHS, but a campaign has been launched to raise £10,000 to cover the family’s living costs during their three-month stay.
Charity Cauldwell Children is backing the fundraising campaign.
Trudi Beswick, the charity’s chief executive, said: “This is an immensely stressful time for Chloe’s family and any help we can give to make their time as comfortable as possible is surely worthwhile.”
Chloe was just three when she had the tumour removed. She then had 15 months of intensive chemotherapy but doctors found two smaller tumours in August.
Chloe’s dad, Jason, of Blands Terrace, Allerton Bywater, said: “The news that Chloe had to have the proton therapy treatment came as a complete shock.
“The doctors told us it would give Chloe a much better chance of beating the cancer and she needed it as soon as possible.
“Everyone has been so supportive during Chloe’s battle, the only way we can repay them is doing everything possible to make sure she is okay.”
To donate to the fund call Susan Rogers, Chloe’s grandma on 07983 600743 or contact Cauldwell Children on 0845 3001348.
You can also donate online at www.justgiving.com/givechloeachance