We put this album together to give this beautiful little girl get another chance at life, all proceeds from this album will be given to Alexia's family to help fund the treatment she needs to potentially save her life.
SAVING ALEXIA – How far would you go to save the life of your child?
Following Alexia’s brain specialist appointment in Sydney, the family were given the gut wrenching news that surgery is not a viable option for Alexia. Since the tumour had begun to grow again, even after her one and only chance with radiation, their hopes were crushed. No other treatments were available to them, or so they thought. During that same journey to NSW they were given information about a treatment offered overseas, which has had some remarkable results that have stunned doctors in Australia. It is with this renewed hope that the journey to save Alexia continues on this unexpected pathway.
The treatment is called hyperthermia and it involves heating up the cancer to destroy it, much like a high temperature kills a virus. This treatment is not available in the same way in Australia, so it is off to Germany for them, as Alexia has already been accepted into a clinic in Nidda, which is currently treating a 5-year-old girl with the same diagnosis as Alexia.
The Hyperthermia treatment, together with chemotherapy and complementary treatments to support the immune system such as infusions with high doses of antioxidants and vitamins, infusions with homeopathic medications for detoxification, immunomodulation with thymus peptides, magnetic field therapy, ozone therapy, oxygen therapy and physiotherapy are all planned to treat her.
The treatment involves general anesthetic and is expected to be ongoing for some months. Her parents and baby brother will travel to Germany with her, as their time together is simply so precious. Alexia's family are so grateful for this opportunity and are praying for a second miracle for their princess. The feedback of results from patients who have received this treatment so far are very promising.
The past two years since her diagnosis of DIPG has meant that her parents have faced the highest highs and lowest lows. Life as they knew it, the kind you take for granted, blissfully unaware of the cancer inside, is a privilege they no longer have. Life now is waiting, watching and hoping. Looking for signs and symptoms that are inevitable if left untreated as the cancer grows and presses on her brain stem. Symptoms such as paralysis, loss of speech, loss of eyesight and control of her vital functions like breathing and swallowing will result in her death.
This new treatment is the most promising of all, unlike the radiation she has already endured and the surgery she will not, there is hope of a cure. Those who have had great success from the same treatment have shared their stories and knowledge with Alexia's family and their love, support and advice has been overwhelming. All the while, lurking in the background, the reality is that time is running out for Alexia.
The family needs to raise the funds in order to get her to Germany to begin this life saving treatment as soon as possible. The treatment and associated expenses are estimated at over $100,000. If you can help support them with this journey of hope and treatment please follow the link below. Alexia's parents and family extend their gratitude to you for your generosity and help at this critical time. Without you she cannot travel to Germany for this incredible opportunity.
There will be regular updates that you can follow on Alexia’s Facebook page (link is below).
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Alexias-Journey-344132719098150
To Donate: www.gofundme.com/24ap9aus