How have we helped?
The funds were raised by 21st Century Leaders, from the sale of Whatever It Takes products.
Anna Drysdale was introduced to 21st Century Leaders by acoustic singer, songwriter and musician Jack Savoretti, who lives in Anna’s hometown of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Jack with the help of his A-list pals, spread the word and her #TeamAnna hashtag, to help Anna reach her target.
About Anna Drysdale
In February 2017 Anna, then aged five, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Anna underwent three years of gruelling treatment involving numerous intensive rounds of chemotherapy and major surgery to remove the large tumour and whole humerus from her left shoulder and arm which was replaced with the fibula bone from her right leg.
By the end of 2019 Anna was in remission but undergoing regular MRI and CT scans as the risk of further recurrences is extremely high and very likely.
Treatment options in the UK were by then very limited so Anna’s parents researched all options and treatments worldwide and Anna was matched to and accepted on a new targeted therapy treatment for the prevention of recurrence of Osteosarcoma at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York.
Through the huge efforts and generosity of the local and wider community and with an incredibly generous anonymous donation, Anna was able to start her treatment in New York in January 2020.