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Angels Love were honoured to perform a demonstration of Mediumship at the Charity fashion show for Kare4Kasey at the Kiltipper INN on the 28th of June 2013.
 
The connections on the night were verys trong and a good night was had by all.
 
€750 was the total raised on the night.
 
 
About Kasey
Kasey Kelly who is a happy one year old girl. Kasey was born on 31/12/2010. She was just 10 months old when she fell ill with vomiting symptoms. She was admitted to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin and after various tests, on the 6th of November 2011, we were given the devastating news that Kasey had a rare brain tumour. Our whole world fell apart.
 
She was transferred to Temple Street Hospital for an MRI scan where it was discovered that the tumour had travelled down her spinal cord.  Kasey underwent  an extremely dangerous surgery to remove the tumour from the brain stem. The surgeons managed to successfully remove one third of the tumour without causing any major damage to Kasey but unfortunately, couldn’t remove it all as it could have led to a whole range of devastating side effects like parylisis & blindness.
 
The biopsy results on the removed tumour revealed that it was malignant and it was an Atypical Teratoid/Rhaboid Tumour or ATRT. This type of tumour is very aggressive and extremely rare worldwide. Approximately 1 in every 1.1 million children born each year.
 
At a meeting with the Oncologist Team in Crumlin  Hospital, we were told that the prognosis for Kasey’s survival was very low less than 10% and were offered the choice of Pallative Care or treatment of an Aggressive Protocol of Chemotherapy which might reduce the tumour size and extend Kasey’s life-span and then review the situation on completion of the chemotherapy course. As you can imagine, this was heartbreaking news for us.
 
After a family meeting and a lot of research, we got in touch with an ATRT Specialist in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, who is an expert in this type of tumour and she is willing to treat Kasey. We sent all of Kasey’s medical files and MRI scans for her attention.  She was optimistic that Kasey would respond well to this treatment.  As a family we were overjoyed to receive this news as there is little hope here in Ireland because this treatment is not available.
 
Kaseys treatment will cost several hundred thousand euros and along with that other expenses ie.
Travel, accommodation, maintenance etc. We would be extremely grateful if people could help us out and donate anything to help little Kasey get the treatment she needs for a chance of survival.
 
As you can see the enormous cost of the Kasey’s treatment is way beyond our means as a family, but we are determined to highlight Kasey’s condition, and we will be starting a campaign of fundraising events to try raise the much needed funds for Kaseys treatment.
 
We would be eternally grateful to anyone with the expertise in fund raising to help us, and for any sponsorship or donations received to ensure little Kasey gets the treatment she needs for a chance of survival.
 
I would like thank all who have supported us through this hard time.
 
with love
Michelle Kelly
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