Annabelle Potts loses the battle with cancer after the family has raised $ 250,000 to go to Mexico for treatment
Brave Annabelle Potts, 5, loses her battle against cancer after the family raises $ 250,000 to get her to Mexico for a radical treatment to beat the disease
- The 5-year-old as diagnosed with Diffuse Inrinsic Pontine Glioma in 2016
- Doctors said the cancer did not work and gave her nine months to live
- Her parents raised almost $ 250,000 to go to Mexico for an experimental treatment
- They traveled to and from Mexico several times, each time it cost $ 25,000
- Her mother Kathie Griffiths confirmed that Annabelle had died on Wednesday
Lauren Ferri for daily post Australia
A five-year-old girl who has taken the trouble to live for months because of a non-operable brain tumor has died, causing her parents to be broken into pieces & # 39 ;.
Annabelle Potts refused to give up hope after the doctors said they could do nothing because of the size and location of the tumor.
She bravely bore over two years and raised $ 237,000 to travel to Mexico for experimental cancer treatment, but her fight ended on Wednesday.
Her parents Kathie and Adam Griffiths from Canberra confirmed on Facebook that their beautiful daughter had died.
The five-year-old Annabelle Potts (photo) had an inoperable brain tumor and traveled to Mexico for experimental cancer treatment
Her parents Kathie (photo Annabelle) and Adam Griffiths from Canberra confirmed on Facebook that Annabelle died Wednesday morning
"Our hearts were broken with Annabelle's DIPG diagnosis two years ago," they wrote on the Love for Annabelle Facebook page.
& # 39; This morning our hearts were broken in pieces when we lost our darling Annabelle. She left us quickly and peacefully. & # 39;
I will not say that you received your angel wings, as you already had them on earth. Everyone who is the life you have touched knows how generous and unselfish you are.
& # 39; There are no adequate words to describe your beautiful heart. I am so incredibly privileged to have been your mother.
& # 39; You are (sic) suffering and ours has started, a burden we bear to know that you are at peace, watching over us. & # 39;
Annabelle was diagnosed in 2016 with the highly aggressive diffuse intrinsic Pontine Glioma cancer.
Sydney-based doctors considered the cancer to be un-operable.
In 2016, Annabelle Potts (photo) was diagnosed with the highly aggressive diffuse intrinsic Pontine Glioma cancer, which was expected to kill her in just six months.
Annabelle immediately underwent radiotherapy for six weeks, but the tumor was only slightly reduced
& # 39; I was absolutely stripped. I was in shock for about two weeks, "Mrs Griffith said at the time.
& # 39; I could not eat, could not sleep, could not do anything. Everything I had, and everything I still have, is hope. & # 39;
Annabelle immediately underwent radiotherapy for six weeks, but the tumor was only slightly reduced.
She was then admitted to a British clinical trial of Convection Enhanced Delivery.
Annabelle (pictured with her parents and younger brother) traveled to and from Mexico several times for treatments that combine intra-arterial chemotherapy with immunotherapy
The brave young girl fought the disease for two years, when doctors in Sydney considered the cancer to be unoperable and gave her nine months to live
The location and the size of the tumor made the test too dangerous, so the family turned to an experimental treatment in Mexico.
Annabelle traveled to and from Mexico several times for treatments that combine intra-arterial chemotherapy with immunotherapy, at about $ 25,000 per treatment.
The radical test involves administering chemotherapy through an artery in the groin to break the blood-brain barrier and get it to the tumor.