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Fundraising for Elsune Fyver – Brain Cancer & Bone Marrow Cancer

Elsune`s story:

Elsune Fyver is a 14 month old baby girl who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor that is the size of a golf ball. A week prior to the diagnosis she had nausea, vomited, suffered from dehydration, and was admitted to hospital for 4 days. After she was discharged, Elsune became weak and she stopped eating and drinking, crawling, walking, and talking.

They tried to force-feed her but Elsune kept on vomiting with every feed. She had syncope and collapsed. She did not respond as normal and would take a few seconds to look in the direction of mom or dad. She was taken to the ER on 10 September 2020 and was admitted to run some tests. After the MRI and CT scan, Elsune`s mother was informed that her baby girl had a brain tumor.

On the 11th of September, Elsune started with steroid treatment to shrink the tumor, and she had a high-risk operation on the 15th of September. Currently their medical aid is exhausted and they need funds to cover shortfall on scans, tests, operation and doctors accounts.

Elsune had gone for her second round of Chemotherapy on the 25th of November and it’s been confirmed she has bone marrow cancer that cannot be operated on or treated. Mom is hoping chemo will be enough to help her until she is 3 and old enough for radiotherapy.

Please open your heart to Elsune and her family. By supporting our bracelet initiative you can help to raise funds to help pay for her ongoing medical care and expenses. Together we can change her world, one bracelet at a time!

Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome. Please remember to use “Elsune Fyver” as reference.

Fundraising for Elsune Fyver

Forever Loved Bracelets © Arms of Mercy NPC

Forever Loved Bracelets

Forever Loved Bracelets for Elsune; consisting of grey and green wooden beads, crystals, and Jasper beads (precious stones).

Charm options: Heart, diamante awareness ribbon, or crown charm.

To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online.

Forever Loved Bracelets © Arms of Mercy NPC
Forever Loved Bracelets

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Brain Cancer Awareness

What is Brain Cancer?

Our bodies have billions of cells which grow and multiply to help support the body’s natural functions and processes, like repairing damage.

If the cells in the brain start growing in an abnormal way, instead of repairing the damage, they can inadvertently cause it.

A primary brain tumour can occur when these abnormal brain cells grow and multiply, contained within the brain. If the cells then grow rapidly and spread within the brain, cancerous tumours are formed and will result in a brain cancer diagnosis.

If the cells go wrong elsewhere in the body first, say, the lungs, and those cells spread to the brain, this is known as secondary brain cancer or, metastases. Learn more

Brain tumors in children

Tumors can occur at any age, but in general, brain tumors in children are very rare.

Astrocytomas are usually noncancerous, slow-growing tumors. They commonly develop in children ages 5 to 8. Also called low-grade gliomas, these are the most common brain tumors in children.

Medulloblastomas are the most common type of childhood brain cancer. Most medulloblastomas occur before age 10.

Ependymomas are a type of childhood brain tumor that can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The location and type of ependymoma determine the type of therapy needed to control the tumor.

Brainstem gliomas are very rare tumors that occur almost only in children. The average age at which they develop is about 6. The tumor may grow very large before causing symptoms. Learn more