Appeal to help Coventry baby Hallie receive life-saving treatment - The Coventry Observer

Appeal to help Coventry baby Hallie receive life-saving treatment

Coventry Editorial 4th Jul, 2023 Updated: 4th Jul, 2023   0

THE FAMILY of a ‘brave’ Coventry girl diagnosed with cancer aged just eight months old is looking to raise the cash needed for life-saving treatment.

Hallie Reeve was diagnosed with Juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML) while on her first family holiday in Spain last summer.

The youngster was flown home and began treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) where she underwent chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants and blood transfusions.

However, her family claim the latest transplant has not worked and have been informed the only way to save Hallie’s life involves a CAR T-cell therapy trial.

Hallie’s aunt Hannah Dugdale, who has started a GoFundMe for her niece, claimed this treatment would hopefully be starting in Great Ormond Street Hospital very soon.

However, she added if not, this therapy would have to take place in America.

She said this would cost over £1million as a third transplant can’t be funded by the NHS, and the therapy Hallie needs requires one.

Hannah’s GoFundMe page has so far raised over £190,000.

She said Hallie was the sweetest girl who has tackled her treatment with a smile on her face.

She added: “Hallie is so gentle and kind natured, a carbon copy of her mummy, and deserves to be given every chance at a long and happy life.

“As a family, from the bottom of our hearts we ask you to help save our Hallie.

“Even the smallest of donations will go towards saving her life.”

Visit to donate to Hallie.

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