Campaign to raise €500,000 for little Clodagh's treatment

MARIA HERLIHY

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

Clodagh Daly was born in October 2012 but at just five weeks old was diagnosed with Stage 4S Neuroblastoma, which is a form of pediatric cancer.

THE family of a very ill Ballincollig child are hoping to raise €500,000 for her treatment.

Clodagh Daly was born in October 2012 but at just five weeks old was diagnosed with Stage 4S Neuroblastoma, which is a form of pediatric cancer. She has been classified as being in the high risk category for neuroblastoma.

The little girl is presently undergoing multi phase treatment in Crumlin Children's Hospital in Dublin and is in the care of an exceptional team of doctors and nurses.

Since Clodagh's shock diagnosis, the people of Ballincollig and further afield have rallied round and held various fundraisers.

Stephen Horgan, who is from Ovens, is hoping to do a sky dive in September for the Clodagh Daly Trust. He told The Corkman that he is a friend of Clodagh's dad, John, and he is following in the footsteps of anotehr skydive for Clodagh in July .

Stephen is hoping people will donate any money that they have for the sky dive. He said it was Cloadagh's parents hope to send their little girl to America or else Europe to get treatment.

Neurblastoma is a cancer that generally only affects children under 5 years of age. However, due to the peculiarities of Clodagh's individual case, there is a 70% chance of relapse, should she be declared cancer-free the first time round.

Clodagh's mom and dad, Tammy and John, are reaching out to get all the help that they can to give their little girl the best possible chance at a normal, healthy and cancer free life.

"The treatment for Cloadagh is very expensive, but it would be just great if people supported this very worthy charity," Stephen told The Corkman.

For further details phone John Daly 085 1640277 or check out their Facebook page, Clodagh Daly Trust.

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