Back in May last year, Sophie’s parents Aaron and Gemma noticed a tremor in her left arm and after numerous hospital visits and finally an MRI scan in June, the family received the terrible news that Sophie had a supratentorial high grade glioma, bilateral thalamic tumour – an aggressive brain tumour located in a very awkward part of her brain and that it was inoperable.
Since then, the family have rallied around and created the now much-loved Kissypuppy appeal as a mechanism for friends and family to raise money to support Sophie’s journey including the costs of hospital appointments, equipment and to create Sophie’s short life an enjoyable one the best they can. Funds have also been raised to support the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in extending services to children and young adults.
Back in August, tearful news was received that Sophie’s tumour had doubled in size and was growing further up into her brain and down onto the brainstem. At the same time, she had been suffering with shingles.
6-year-old Sophie, from Totland, passed away just after 20:30 last night with her family by her side.
To date, on the Kissypuppy ‘Justgiving’ page, £18,301.96 has been raised.