PARENTS of toddler, Nadezda Laporionok have renewed their appeal for help from the public as their child continues to battle a rare form of cancer.
Nadezda’s father and Manor House chef, Aleksandr Laporionok, and mother Olesia is desperately trying to raise money in order to take their daughter to Israel, to a specialised clinic.
The family have already received almost £17,000 of kind donations but have a target of over £50,000.
Two year old Nadezda was born with Cleft palate, problems with swallowing, a hernia and a rare genetic disorder, Beckwith-Wiedeman syndrome.
Two months ago, the family received the devastating news that their daughter has a rare form of cancer called Rhadbomoysarcoma.
Nadezda is currently being treated in Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast,and has undergone chemotherapy treatment.
“After her second chemotherapy treatment, Nadezda suffered from side effects and struggled to breathe and also took a chest infection. She was put into a coma for a week, in order to help her recover and to help her lungs,” explains Aleksandr Laporionok.
“Last Monday, Nadezda underwent an operation and had a breathing tube inserted to help her breathe.
“The doctors are planning to continue with the Chemotherapy because it is working for her and improving her health.”
“We have already raised over £16,500 and people are being extremely generous. We have received money from different parts of Ireland and England and the money is starting to build up. Hopefully we will get enough funds to help our little girl,” added Mr Laporionok.
To donate to this cause, visit Little Princess Battle on Facebook, where details of the family’s fund-raising efforts are available.
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