More than £1.4m has been raised to help a seven-month-old baby girl suffering from an aggressive form of leukaemia to travel to Singapore for treatment.
Ex-Coventry City player Ashley Cain and partner Safiyya Vorajee set up the fundraising page on Sunday saying “we are on our knees asking for help”.
Azaylia Diamond Cain was eight weeks old when first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, they said.
The couple posted they were “absolutely delighted” by the response.
An appeal began after she had “gone into full relapse” following three rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, the couple explained.
“The only option to save Azaylia’s life [is] to fly to Singapore for CAR-T therapy plus a haplo transplant,” they said.
It is specifically developed for individual patients and involves reprogramming their immune system cells, which are then used to target their cancer.
The Nuneaton family’s appeal was shared widely on social media platforms and by Monday lunchtime had raised £1,485,800.
News Source: BBC News