Urgent appeal for Kildare’s Princess Leah

Niamh O’Donoghue

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Niamh O’Donoghue

Princess Leah
The Taaffe family from Robertstown are flying to the UK early next week in a bid to save their little girl.

The Taaffe family from Robertstown are flying to the UK early next week in a bid to save their little girl.

Seven year-old Leah has been battling a rare form of brain cancer since late last year and treatment in Ireland has so far proved unsuccessful. Her family are once more issuing a an appeal for donations so she can travel abroad. If she is unable to undergo further treatment, the money raised will be donated to Crumlin Children’s hospital.

Princess Leah’s aunt, Kym Kelly gave the Leinster Leader the latest update today.

“Unfortunately, her recent dosage of intense radiation therapy which took place eight weeks ago at St. Luke’s Hospital Dublin, was unsuccessful. To date, no treatments have worked. Her parents will have a meeting with the specialists in Crumlin early next week to determine the next course of action. Family members are gearing up to fly to the UK with their contact over there to show him the scan results in the hope they he can help our little fighter.

“Last week, the day before the scan, Leah turned seven. We are heading into the ninth month since diagnosis and are still positive that Leah can beat this cancer. We still have no name for Leah’s cancer, it is that rare. Despite many tests, the doctors are still trying to achieve a name for this particular cancer and they have not been successful in doing so.

“Once again, I am appealing to people to donate or fund raise on Leah’s behalf. It is very important and time is now of the essence.”

For further information call 085 8396055, email kymkellymusic@gmail.com or donate at www.idonate.ie/princessleahfund. Bank account details: - Princess Leah Fund, AIB Newbridge Branch, Acc no:39368020, Sort Code: 98 32 44