Elara Foxley, aged 3 who had a rare and aggressive form of cancer has passed away at the John Radcliffe Hospital yesterday morning.
Her Mum, Nicky posted on Facebook, “My beautiful Elara passed away this morning. If my love could have saved her, she would have lived forever. I am heartbroken with grief.”
Elara was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in December 2019 when she was just 2 and a half years old. Elara was found to have a large tumour in her abdomen and the cancer had also spread to her bones. She went through 8 rounds of hard hitting chemotherapy every 10 days, surgery to remove a large tumour from her stomach followed by more chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy. Last month she complained of pain in her right hip. After an x-ray, MRI and CT scan which showed the cancer had returned to her spine and her brain.
An appeal was launched in February to raise £241K to fund immunotherapy treatment overseas but this halted after the cancer returned.
Our thoughts are with Nicky, her family and friends at this difficult time.