Ilhan was diagnosed in may 2013, with refectory desmoid tumour/fibrosarcoma in his head and neck.
Over the course of 5 years he has received substantial amounts of chemotherapy, 4 different regimes, had maximum proton beam radiation, he has being left with a lot of side effects mainly due too the location of his tumours , he has a tracheotomy for breathing and has a peg tube for feeding and medicines!
Whilst on treatment in June 18 Ilhan had a relapse, this came on all of a sudden in the space of 5 days he went down hill, after a scan Ilhan was immediately placed on a very intense 96 hour regimen of chemotherapy at that time, we were told as a family that it was unlikely Ilhan would recover, that any treatment was too bide us time too make memories, this chemotherapy made Ilhan really unwell but a miracle after a 2nd cycle and a week at home too start the 3rd, my beautiful boy started talking and it only got better by the end of the 4th round Ilhan was back too his old self, this is the tricky part is Ilhan’s heart function was getting low, so we all agreed too switch too a new drug, PAZOPANIB this is a targeted therapy chemo and works by blocking receptors, Ilhan’s tumour is TKI POSITIVE, Leeds children’s oncology have kindly funded 3 months, on the agreement of funding being given by NHS England!!
Update on Ilhan –
Nearly 3 years on from relapse where treatment options were lets say extremely limited and Ilhan is now 28 cycles in of his chemotherapy, he is doing great.
Please help us, help Ilhan and his family! If you would like to fundraise for Ilhan, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and Conditions
All cash donations are held by BLF in restricted funds for Ilhan’s campaign.
All fees are paid for by BLF general funds.
BLF will hold funds on behalf of Ilhan and pay invoices directly.
In the event of the child not needing funds raised, BLF will retain 50% of the funds raised for their general charitable purposes such as grant making, fees for funding platforms etc
Parents will then be given a choice to donate the remaining 50% to an already registered children’s charity of their choice.