You will have recently seen a video we published regarding a young girl called Charlie who has a rare form of brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). In the video Liverpool F.C. club legend Steven Gerrard paid her a visit making her day. Charlies family had been speaking with The Steven Gerrard Foundation throughout the year. It didn’t take long before Steven heard about Charlie, and well, we will leave this new video to explain the rest.
Not only did Charlie get to meet Steven but she also got to meet the Jurgen Klopp and the players at Melwood were she went and spent a few hours there, had lunch and the players came in before training. Having there pictures taken in the process. Then the family got to watch the players train.
The video is only the start of Charlies story, we need help to get her to Germany for immunotherapy, which will cost £40,000 just for treatment. With the #LFCFamily we have I am sure that we can make a dent it that in no time at all. You can donate by visiting the GoFundMe page set up by Charlies mum Kim Marie Rimmer here.
UPDATE ON CHARLIES CONDITION.
We recently spoke with Charlies mum Kim regards Charlies condition, here is what she has had to say:
Back in February 2016, Charlie was diagnosed with a condition called DIPG which affects 35 children a year in the UK. At that time Charlie was given a 9 month diagnosis, Charlie wrote up a wish list which over the past year she was able to fulfil due to the generosity of the public.
In April 2017 Charlie was given another devastating diagnosis a secondary brain cancer. The professor then told us it was down to weeks. As a family we have struggled to come to terms with this outcome but we need to face this heart wrenching fact that Charlie is detreating and we need to raise funds for what we are about to face in the immediate future.
I would like to thank everyone for there continued support over this difficult time.
As you can imagine the family are heartbroken by the news and are looking for the support of our beloved fan base yet again to help them financially through this difficult time. The family are doing a walk from Liverpool to Blackpool to raise money for charlies funeral costs. If you would like to follow her story or if you can contribute in anyway please do so by visiting any of the following links.
Charity Event: Facebook
Just Giving: Just Giving
It’s with deep regret and sadness that at 6:04pm this afternoon Charlie has passed away. Everyone at Top of the Kop sends their regards and we have been truly touched by Charlies story.
It is even more important we all come together as the proud #LFCFamily and help the family with the burden of finding the funds for her funeral. Please use the links above to help in any which way you can.
Charlie, on behalf of every red out there, You’ll Never Walk Alone.