At just 2 years old, Neve was diagnosed with leukaemia - a type of blood cancer.
Neve was put on a chemotherapy plan to stop the growth of cancer cells. The treatment was incredibly tough and the next two years were hard. But Neve pulled through and finished her treatment. However, just when they thought she was all clear, a new diagnosis confirmed her cancer had come back. Neve was given a 20% chance of survival.
Doctors prescribed her with aggressive chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and she needed a stem-cell transplant to replace her diseased cells with healthy ones. Neve had a successful transplant in 2010. The procedure has been revolutionised by research we funded from gifts in Wills and other donations.
‘We are so grateful for the pioneering work done by Cancer Research UK researchers in the 1970s that influenced the treatment that Neve received for her leukaemia.’
Tracy, Neve’s mum
OVER 1/3 OF OUR RESEARCH IS FUNDED BY PEOPLE LEAVING A GIFT IN THEIR WILL
The gifts we receive are vital because our discoveries don’t happen overnight, and it can take over a decade to develop an effective new drug or treatment. They provide the future funding power and long-term investment which allows the continued success we are seeing.
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