On the 19th April 2016 the beautiful Kaleigh Lau was diagnosed with DIPG, a rare brain tumour. There is currently no cure for DIPG so Kaleigh’s parents tried every possible treatment for her. Everything from Traditional Chinese Medicines to radiotherapy. Kaleigh’s parents came to fundraise with us at the foundation for a treatment which they discovered in Mexico. Kaleigh had been traveling to Mexico for few months before seeking support from BLF. Treatment was going well for a short period, but then it took a drastic turn.
Kaleigh returned back to the UK where she laid in a deep sleep for a long time, and on 12th June 2018 Kaleigh sadly went with the angels.
Kaleigh fought with such bravery and the awareness that Kaleigh raised for not just DIPG but childhood cancer as a whole is absolutely priceless and we will be forever grateful for everything she achieved.
In her memory, Kaleigh’s parents have set up Kaleigh’s trust, under our Legacy banner. They are fundraising to raise vital money to help find a cure and treatments for this awful disease which takes the lives of many children worldwide in months after diagnosis.
There is still no cure for DIPG, and other families are suffering the same heart break as Kaleigh’s.
RIP Princess Kaleigh.