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Tumour survivor Grace’s year of thanks for gifts charity (From Durham Times)

A SCHOOLGIRL has launched a year-long fundraising campaign to say thank you to a charity which helped her through 18 months of chemotherapy.

Grace Kemp was born with neurofibromatosis, or Nf1, an incurable genetic condition affecting the skin and nervous system which causes tumours to grow around the body.

After developing a brain tumour in May 2008, aged four, Grace, from Ushaw Moor, in County Durham, underwent a year-and-a-half of intensive treatment – which also included hormone injections, ending in February 2010.

During her recovery, the brave youngster was sent treats and gifts by the Indee Rose Trust, a children’s charity based in Canvey Island, Essex.

The cause tries to respond to requests from sick children receiving treatment for a brain or spinal tumour with what it calls Treasure Boxes. Grace asked for a range of Disney toys.

Two years on, the Neville’s Cross Primary School pupil has been left visually impaired by the tumour but otherwise she is in relatively good health.

via Tumour survivor Grace’s year of thanks for gifts charity (From Durham Times).

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