So we were looking for someone for a little publicity and boosting the reach of our fundraising and perhaps someone famous.
At the end of June, we were discussing with Sylvain and I asked him who we might be questioning... " There is André-Pierre Gignac who plays in Monterrey " " Who is this...?"
A post on Facebook with over 25000 shares, the same post on Twitter, friends of friends, loved ones, colleagues who talk to him, and his wife Deborah answered us a month later.
So André-Pierre family and friends have been wonderful since our first meeting on the 27 July. Involving us in outings and sharing time with us. This connection led to a fundraising event raising not only funds but important awareness of DIPG. There was an auction of items from world class sportsmen.
We were , however, unprepared for the generosity of people attending. it is with shock and lots of emotion that we announce that the amazing amount of £212,000 was raised.
Solidarity and their great heart do not stop there... if this event was in honour of our little Zoe, Deborah and André-Pierre also hope to raise awareness of this disease but also collect further funds and thus help others families who are in Monterrey. An event is expected to take place soon.
Our Mexican doctors were also invited to the evening, with the aim of developing a medical program accessible to all countries and working in collaboration with professors and oncologists from around the world.
Thank you once again to all involved. Thanks also to all of you who follow us, support, help, thank you to all this beautiful solidarity that has been orchestrated and will have allowed all these lovely dreams for Zoe and recently our departure to Mexico and the funding of our first 5 treatments. It would never have been possible without all your help.
Zoe's fight continues for us and it's still a fight every day with days more difficult than others. If it is, of course, a real relief for us to have the necessary funds to continue our fight and to finance our future treatments for some time.
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