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Uncle’s desperate appeal to help save sick niece

17:17 19 October 2016

Kaleigh has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour

Kaleigh has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour

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The youngster was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in April

The uncle of a little girl suffering from a rare, inoperable brain tumour is calling on people to support a government petition.

Kenny Lau has watched his niece be diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma - a rare form of inoperable cancer only common in young children.

Despite bravely battling the illness since April, the six-year-old faces an illness with no cure.

Mr Lau, from Bexleyheath, said: “Like all six-year-olds Kaleigh is active, loving and full of life, but without more funding into DIPG, there is little hope.

“We’re trying to do our best but we need more help from people.”

An online petition has already gained more than 16,000 signatures, sparking a government response to calls for more money and support for DIPG.

The government reads: “The government agrees that an increase in the level of research into diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) and other brain tumours is crucial in order to achieve better outcomes for patients and their families who are affected by these devastating diseases.

“George Freeman, the minister for life sciences, is therefore convening the new Department of Health Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research.”

But to bring the matter to parliament, the petition needs 100,000 signatures by December 3.

The family’s fight to help the youngster in her battle against cancer has already drawn support from celebrity names.

Olly Murrs and Louisa Preston are among the names to lend their support.

To sign the petition, click here.

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