Sister’s cancer battle inspires Isabelle’s £1,000 charity walk
By Nicky Carter - Reporter
A DALE teenager has rallied to her poorly sister’s aid by raising £1,000 for charity.
Isabelle Ford, 13, from Barnard Castle, took part in a sponsored walk from Leyburn to Bolton Castle, to raise funds for Young Lives Matter and Neuroblastoma.
Her sister Abigail is battling neuroblastoma. a rare form of cancer, and has undergone many procedures and sessions of chemotherapy during the 12 months since being diagnosed.
Mum Helen said: “Isabelle knows only too well the courage Abigail has shown during the course of treatment at the Great Northern Children’s Hospital, in Newcastle, and wanted to show her love and support by raising money for the two charities herself.
“Isabelle wishes to thank everyone who has given to this cause for their kindness and she very much appreciates people’s generosity.”
Having completed her 20th round of chemotherapy, Mrs Ford said Abigail is doing well and currently on the waiting list for specialist radiotherapy treatment to pinpoint all the cancer cells in her body.
The youngster’s courage and bravery was recognised by a national charity last year, which presented the eight-year-old a Braveheart of the North East award and a laptop.
Mrs Ford added: “A continued and massive thank you for the ongoing efforts for Abigail’s battle against cancer.
“Everyone’s well wishes, thoughts and efforts into helping us and her to make memories and things to be that slightest bit easier are so outstandingly appreciated,” she added.