Aug 15 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
MILLIE Heaton’s parents are climbing a mountain to help raise money for their daughter’s charity.
Lyndsay and Michael are climbing Snowdonia over the upcoming bank holiday weekend with a group of friends.
The group is hoping to raise around £5,000 towards the ongoing appeal to help fund Millie’s treatment.
Millie is currently undergoing her second round of intensive TVD chemotherapy for stage four nueroblastoma and her family and friends have been raising money for immuneotherapy treatment in America, which could cost £500,000.
The treatment, which is not available on the NHS, aims to boost the immune system and will help Millie fight off the childhood cancer.
Lyndsay said: “The fund raising is going well. We’ve had a couple of events over the past few weeks that have raised a few thousand which is great for the appeal.
“We’re hoping the mountain climb will help us to raise even more and hopefully we’ll have around £35,000 then.”
Millie is due to have a re-assement in September to see if the cancer is still present in her bone marrow as she hopes to have the tumour removed from her stomach.
If the bone marrow is clear then the operation can go ahead.
More information about Millie’s journey can be found at: https://www.facebook.com