As Leah Taaffe’s parents await news of the possibility of their daughter receiving life saving treatment in the UK, the fund raising campaign continues.
Just over a year ago, the seven-year-old Robertstown girl (pictured with her nanny Kelly) was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and fought through chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The whole county of Kildare, the entire country and people from as far away as Australia mounted a massive fundraising drive.
Upcoming events include a concert by The Druids and Friends on December 7 with their own take on Movember in Rapture Johnstownbridge. Colie Kelly and Tony O’Brien are also taking on their own personal Movember . Husband and wife team, Sandra Whelan Burke and Gavin Burke from Nurney completed the gruelling Dublin City Marathon. Will O’Donnell took on the Hell and Back Challenge and is taking donations on www.idonate.ie/princessleahfund.
“The events are now coming to an end and I would appeal for more people to please come on board. We have approximately €139,000 raised and once again should we not require use of the funds, Leah’s parents Sabrina and Johnny Taaffe have pledged the proceeds to St. John’s Ward Crumlin.” They are waiting further information regarding the possibility of treating Leah in the UK.