A poorly Lancashire girl who is battling bladder cancer has received a big boost thanks to the kindness of those looking after her.Advertisement
Frankie Garbett, four, spent much of Christmas in hospital as she received further treatment for her cancer.
Her mother, Sandra Kane, from Lostock Hall, says the family have been overwhelmed by the support.
Since Blog Preston ran the story about Frankie the Justgiving page has smashed through the £10,000 target set and given the family £15,000 to help with caring for Frankie and to potentially fly Frankie to America for treatment- although surgery in the UK means the family’s trip is on hold.
There has been plenty of hair lost as part of the treatment with many people going the extra mile to raise money for Frankie and her family.
Sandra said: “We went to see her friends at nursery and there was a guy there on placement, Glen Carvell.
“The next day he had shaved his head and told us he was donating £800 to help Frankie.
“And then her key worker Sal Winder shaved her head too and raised more than £1,000.”
Frankie also had a visit from two of the Manchester United squad while she was in the Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial visited the ward and were snapped with a rather unimpressed looking Frankie and her mother.
Frankie’s Christmas has seen her in and out of hospital for treatments.
Sandra said: “She’s been very very poorly. She’s had four blood transfusions and platelet transfusions.
“Frankie has surgery booked in the mid-January and will need to be intensive care for a while. Once this has happened we will know future plans for treatment.”