As Princess Leah awaits the results of an MRI scan to see if her treatment is working, fund raising efforts have been doubled for the next step .
“Last Friday (August 23), Leah underwent her big MRI scan to see how the radiation treatment went. This will determine just how far the cancer is and if there are any improvements since the beginning of this treatment,” explained her aunt Kym.
“We now face an anxious wait whilst the specialists go through all of her previous scans/MRI’s to check for any changes albeit it small and after this, family members will travel to the UK with copies of same to show our doctor over there, Mr. Fisher who will then tell us his plans for Leah’s next step of treatment. Without the results, we do not know what Crumlin’s next step in the plan will be. We are of course hopeful of good results.”
Leah turned seven the day before the scan and she had a great birthday party.
“She pulled herself up on the bouncy castle on Thursday and whilst this appears a small thing, this is a great achievement for a child who has not walked since the end of December,” added Kym.
“As always, the fundraising continues, last week Damien Coyne and Shane McCormack set up and was part of a 5km and Dualathon in Donadea Forrest to raise funds for Leah. As a surprise for the two boys, Leah came along to cheer everyone on. Special thanks to everyone taking part. Thursday 29th August sees Angels Love Dublin coming on board and hosting a fund raising night in St. Parnels Gaa Coolock, with many surprise guests to include singer Keligh Nobel among others on the night. Pop along, doors open at 8pm.”
Kym has appealed for more people to donate or organise fund raisers where ever possible.
“Time is really of the essence now and I don’t have much time left to get these funds in. To date, and since the end of February, we together, have raised nearly €128,000. Whilst this is fantastic, it just isn’t enough. Most hospitals require the fees to be transferred to their accounts before they will even begin treatment. HSE funding will not come about because Leah’s chances are too low, they will not give funding for what they deem to be “trial drugs”,” explained Kym.
For further information log on to the Princess Leah page on facebook.