Parents of Spiderman fan Edie, 3, urge listeners to help her get brain tumour treatment

Edie with her hero SpidermanThe parents of a little girl from Wirral with an inoperable brain tumour have taken to Radio Clatterbridge to appeal for help to get her groundbreaking new treatment in Mexico.

Edie Molyneux, 3, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool just weeks before Christmas.

Her family are hoping to raise £300,000 for the immunotherapy treatment and have set up the Spider-Ede Appeal after her love of superheroes.

Edie's fund has so far reached more than £66,000 and she is flying out to the Mexican clinic this week.

But she still in need of more money to ensure she can receive a full course of treatment.

Edie's parents Ashleigh Stading and Steve Molyneux have appealed to Radio Clatterbridge listeners for help.

"When they first told me it was a brain tumour I was heartbroken.... My little girl, she's just a baby." - Ashleigh Stading, Edie's mum

Edie is now receiving treatment in MexicoThe pair found out about the treatment in Mexico after bumping into the father of Lucy Moroney who has been treated for DIPG in Mexico after her family launched her own Pineapple Fund.

The clinic is said to be treating 70-75 children from across the world with treatment tailored to the youngster.

Edie's mum and dad took the opportunity of speaking to Steve Lord on the Teatime Show to thank everyone for the support they have received so far both locally and further afield.

"It's been fantastic the support we're getting. We're completely overwhelmed." - Ashleigh Stading, Edie's mum

Edie's parents have been told that only 20 to 30 children are diagnosed with DIPG in the UK each year.

Visit the Spider-Ede Appeal website for more information and details about how to donate.


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