Princess Leah’s brave fight ends

The late Leah Taaffe with her nanny Kelly.

The late Leah Taaffe with her nanny Kelly.

Robertstown girl, Leah Taaffe, lost her battle with a rare cancer earlier today.

The seven year old, who won the hearts of many for her brave fight against a brain tumour, died at 6.14am this morning, Thursday, January 2.

Against an 8% chance of survival, Leah’s family and friends attempted to raise €250,000 to give her the chance to go overseas for treatment.

Princeass Leah, as she was known, was witty and always smiling, despite her illness - and was never so happy than when supporting Kildare footballers.

Thousands of tributes have been paid to her on the Princess Leah Fund Facebook page.

She is survived by her parents Sabrina and John, brother Jordan, grandparents Liz and Ray Kelly and John and Mary Taaffe, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.

Her remains will be reposing at her Grandparents’ residence in Grove Heights, Robertstown from 2pm, tomorrow, Friday, with rosary at 8pm.

Removal on Saturday, January 4, at 1.30pm to arrive in the Holy Trinity Church, Allen for 2pm funeral mass, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.




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