Alice Taylor with her nanny Maura Jamieson and her pet dog ‘Ellie’
A Kilkenny family has launched a battle for the funds to secure life-changing drugs to give a precious family member a fighting chance against an aggressive form of cancer.
Ballycallan's Alice Taylor is 25, a quiet and gentle lady, beautiful, intelligent, and now facing the shock of Stage 3B terminal cancer.
Treatment began following her diagnosis last year, however earlier this summer she was told that only palliative treatment would now be suitable for her.
Her devoted family are not giving up and they need your help to raise the funds that will allow Alice access treatment that has been proven to help her form of cancer - but it is not available to her from the HSE.
A Go Fund Me campaign was launched last week with the target of €150,000 to allow Alice pay for her treatment. Support has been generous and already (by Friday lunchtime) more than €13,000 has been donated.
Alice is more used to caring for others, through her job at SOS Kilkenny, than asking for help herself.
To donate to Alice's appeal go to her Go Fund Me page here.
Read more in The Kilkenny People next week.