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Amelia-Mae's family need you to help Stephen
THE family of brave toddler Amelia-Mae Davies who lost her battle with cancer are now reaching out to another youngster in his hour of need.
Two-year-old 'Millie' sadly passed away last month following a courageous fight against stage four neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.
Her parents, Angela and Stewart, had faced a desperate race against time to raise £250,000 for specialist treatment in America, with the Globe and the local community backing their plight all the way.
However the toddler died on July 6 at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Following her death, the Amelia-Mae Foundation was launched in a bid to offer emotional and practical support to families dealing with the disease.
And now less than two months after the tragedy, Angela and Stewart are already helping 20-month-old Stephen Erangey, from Liverpool, who was diagnosed with the condition days before his first birthday.
Bromborough-born Angela said: "Stephen was one of Millie’s little friends in hospital and we became close to his parents as we were all going through the same thing.
"When she passed away I knew I wanted to help other families as there is very little emotional support available so our aim is to make their life a little easier.
"When your child is in hospital for long periods, it’s the little things you begin to appreciate so we will sometimes just go and keep Stephen's parents, Joanne and William, company or give them a bit of a break to go and get a shower or a coffee.
"It's also very difficult to get out and about between treatment and infections and it's having the money there ready to go for short breaks or days out when they can.
"We want any other neuroblastoma families to get in touch with us as we want to help as many people as possible."
As well as advice and financial support, the foundation will also offer tips to families on gathering cash for treatment and how to set up and manage their own fundraising pages online.
And events to boost funds for the foundation are well underway with skydives, fun days and quiz nights all in the pipeline.
A special birthday event to celebrate Millie’s third birthday is also being planned on Sunday, November 8.
Ruth Clark from the Amelia-Mae Foundation said: "The event will mark Amelia’s first birthday as an angel, and everyone is welcome on this special day where funds will be raised for the foundation.
"Peppa Pig will be attending and there will be a BBQ, Bouncy Castles, DJ, Face Painting, Stalls and lots more!"
To find out more visit the 'Amelia-Mae Davies Neuroblastoma Foundation' on Facebook.