Auntie Joanne said about the family: “They are just numb, completely overwhelmed by everything. It was so much to take in, in just a short space of time.
“I think they are just so grateful that we live quite close to Alder Hey and that sort of support that they have been receiving from Alder Hey has just been phenomenal. What a team of people.”
Ella was described by her other auntie, Claire Joynson, as someone whose personality “melts your heart” and has an “infectious giggle”. Joanne said her niece has struggled following her diagnosis but her “resilience is so inspirational”.
The family is rallying around Claire, Mike, Ella, and Ella’s big sister Grace, 13, following the toddler’s diagnosis.
To help the family during this difficult time, Joanne has set up a GoFundMe page, and they have planned a fundraising event on Saturday, May 27, from 1pm at The Beechwood in Runcorn, where anyone is welcome.
There will be a raffle and numerous activities during the event.