This girl battling cancer wrote a fantasy adventure book to raise money for her treatment. Isabella Lyttle was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age three. Now 10, Isabella is fighting off cancer for the fourth time.
Her parents, Jennie and Mark stated, “We are devastated to hear that once again, Isabella has relapsed, and once again she is battling for her life at the age of nine.”
During long days at the hospital, Isabella was inspired by her favorite author, Roald Dahl, to write a book called The Secret Adventure of the Fantasy Friends. She hopes the book will help children take their mind off treatment, stating, “It was something to do while I was having treatment, and when I’m in hospital I don’t feel great, and I got my laptop out so that gave me something to do,” Isabella explained.
Doctors say Isabella might have exhausted treatment options in the UK, and her parents are looking at clinical trials in the U.S., which could cost more than $250,000. They’re currently crowdfunding to cover expenses to continue Isabella’s journey to beat neuroblastoma.
Isabella is also chipping in by selling her children’s book, which has sold more than 100 copies.
Her dad stated, “She’s a walking miracle. The fact that she’s beaten it three times and is still trying to beat it once and for all.”