9 March2010 - 12th June, 2018
Tribute (below) created by Leonardo Delizo
Great Ormond Street
University College Hospital
Photo: By Tagishsimon (talk) (Uploads) - Photo by and copyright Tagishsimon - 2 May 2004, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27536607
After much research, Kaleigh is going to Monterray, Mexico to be part of pioneering treatment, which seems to show some signs of positive results. It’s far from a cure, but for an illness that has no cure, this is after much research and consideration seems to be the best move.
Kaleigh in Mexico.
May is DIPG Brain Cancer Awareness Month. DIPG is an inoperable rare tumor located in the middle of the brain stem that only affects children. Recently families from all over the world have come to Monterrey, Mexico to get treated.
These children I have had the honor to meet are admirable young, strong, and beautiful girls fighting the battle of their life. And their parents are the epitome of "going to the end of the world for them". Kaisy Knott (12 years) shows her cattle in competition, breeds, and raises them all by herself!! Kaleigh Lau sassiest and smartest girl out there who will probably beat you playing board mind games every single time. Alexia Edjourni Keeping, the princess warrior, always gives life a hundred reasons why to smile and giggle!
The Knott's (USA), the Keeping's (Australia), the Lau's (United Kingdom) have left everything behind in order to give their child the best treatment. (Insurance does not cover a single penny)
Although from afar, we could help these families praying everyday, spreading awareness, and by simply donating to their accounts on Facebook written below.
If you wish to follow up on their stories and/or donate just like their pages on Facebook:
Kick Butt KK
Kaleigh's Trust - Our Battle with DIPG