A community fundraiser is underway to support a special Donegal girl in her third cancer battle.
Kaitlyn Glackin is just eleven years old, and she has already faced more challenges than most adults.
Just over a week ago, Kaitlyn’s parents Sarah Jane and Aidan received the news that her leukemia has returned for the third time. The diagnosis was a devastating shock, as Kaitlyn is about to mark a year since receiving a vital transplant.
Kaitlyn is now receiving extensive treatment in Dublin, but the family’s hope lies in the UK.
Friends and family in Donegal Town have sprung to action again to support the Glackins.
A GoFundMe appeal (click here to visit) was launched on Sunday for any unfortunate complications or unforeseen expenses.
Orla Campbell and Louise Mc Nulty, family friends of the Glackins, wrote in their appeal:
“Kaitlyn’s spirit for life is truly remarkable for her almost 11 years ….to have gone through so much pain and suffering, starting from the age of just 4 years old, and yet come out fighting every time is a testament to her courage, determination and love of life. Kaitlyn wants nothing more than for this treatment to work and get back to her little life with her family and friends.
“Unfortunately there are currently no treatment options available in Ireland but thankfully there is promising treatment available in the UK…..this treatment will eventually be available here in Ireland but not in Kaitlyns time and due to the cyber attacks this has caused some delays.
“Kaitlyn is currently gravely ill in Dublin while she receives strong treatment to get and keep the Leukemia under control.
“This is unfortunately necessary in order to give her a fighting chance with further treatment. The family are looking only a few days ahead at the minute as anything can change in a heart beat.
“We are hoping this fundraiser will support the family in dealing with any unfortunate complications or unforeseen expenses they meet along the way. If this can relieve just a little bit of their stress at this time then it’s worth donating to. Every little bit helps.
“Sarah Jane and Aidan are forever grateful for all the support they have received to date.
“They are simply overwhelmed with the financial support, prayers and well wishes.”