Target Reached – We could not have done it without you!

We would like to thank each and every person who has helped us to achieve our fundraising target of £211K and get Emma to America for neuroblastoma treatment.

We find it difficult to put into words and convey to the wonderful people of Wigan and beyond what their kindness in extending such a lifeline to Emma means to us.

We hope to keep you up to date with Emma’s progress in America. We also plan to continue our fundraising as we do not know what the future will hold. All upcoming events are as important as the events that have already been held and supported.

Emma might develop complications, as many children do when they receive the treatment, and may have to spend time in intensive care. We know that this would cost at least $10,000 – for just one night.

Even if the treatment is successful, Emma’s future remains uncertain as neuroblastoma has a high relapse rate and there are currently no relapse protocols in the UK.

Getting the best treatment for neuroblastoma can be incredibly expensive so we hope that people will continue to support Emma’s appeal to give our little girl the best possible chance.

We feel that the people of Wigan have taken Emma to their hearts and are so grateful for your enormous kindness. Thank you to every person that has made treatment for Emma possible. We could simply not have done it without you.

Jill, Mark, Lily and Emma Hoolin, Philadelphia, USA, 21 November 2011