Sick Rotherham girl set for once-in-a-lifetime Disney holiday

Chloe Bird
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The mother of a nine-year-old girl Rotherham girl with a rare form of epilepsy is appealing for help towards the cost of taking the sick youngster on the holiday of a lifetime to Disney World.

Chloe Bird, from Rawmarsh, has Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy which is unable to be controlled.

It has led to the youngster - a pupil at Newman Special Needs Primary School in Rotherham - spending a large part of her childhood hospitalised in intensive care units.

She has been selected by the Caudwell Children’s Destination Dreams charity to go Disney in December with a team of medics and helpers by her side

It will cost £10,000 for the trip , with Chloe’s mum, Julie, 40, trying to raise as much of the money as possible to ensure the charity can continue helping families like hers.

Julie, 40, said: “It costs the charity on average £10,000 to take each family on this once-in-a-lifetime holiday, which includes a dedicated team of paediatric doctors and paramedics.

“The medical team is available 24/7, which gives families like ours real confidence.”