A family is asking for help after their son spotted a lump in his sister’s throat that changed their lives forever.
According to the family’s GoFundMe page, Aaron East was playing ‘tickle fight’ with his sister, 7-year-old Amy, at the home in Essex, England when he noticed a lump in the back of her throat.
He call for his mom, 31-year-old Carly, who immediately knew something was wrong.
“It was no normal lump it could only be described as a tumour. Panic set in…” the family wrote on their GoFundMe page.
Carly took Amy to the hospital, where doctors performed a biopsy. A week later, the family got devastating news.
Amy had a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.
Amy is now undergoing chemotherapy treatments. The family is planning to travel to the U.S. so Amy can receive a specialized form of radiation therapy.
The family says Carly had to quit her job to take care of Amy, which has left them under some financial strain.
They started a GoFundMe page to help with travel costs and raised enough money to travel to the U.S. for treatment.
Amy expressed her gratitude in a heartwarming video posted to her Facebook page, Amy’s Angels.
Any additional money raised will go towards pediatric cancer research.
The family says the chemotherapy treatments have left Amy feeling weak, tired, and in pain. But, despite it all, she’s staying positive.
“Above all that, there was a smile. The biggest smile you have seen. Because Amy is now officially kicking cancer’s (butt)!!” the family wrote on Facebook.