Grace was born on 9th July 2010. A petite and very caring little girl who loved to run, climb and be active. In September 2014, Grace started school. So small but proud in her new uniform.
A few weeks into term, Grace became suddenly unwell and was admitted to hospital. She was found to have a renal malignant rhabdoid tumour.
Grace rapidly deteriorated and our perfect girl passed away on 8th November 2014 surrounded by her family. Grace was just 4 1/4 years of age when she died, leaving behind a little sister.
Out of this devastation, Grace's wish to help others has grown into an inspiring legacy that is helping save the lives of children diagnosed with cancer.
The team at the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust works to raise awareness, fund research into rare solid tumours of childhood and produce educational materials. We also provide support to the families of children with rare aggressive solid tumours.
Childhood cancer is the number one medical cause of death of children in the UK. We are working to change this.
The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust became a registered charity in June 2016.