Jewish News – The family of a little girl who needs a specialist operation in Israel has said that well-wishers and a grant from a Cambridge-based charity have helped raise enough money for her to go
Kyra Warrell, 6, needs the surgery to help save her leg, which would otherwise be amputated as it has been deformed by a rare genetic condition since birth. It has left one leg much shorter than the other.
Her family, who are not Jewish, had sought help raising £58,000 for the trip, operation and after-care physiotherapy, having already re-mortgaged their house to pay for the more expensive second operation that will be needed.
By Thursday, the campaign had raised £38,000, and the family had booked tickets to Tel Aviv on Tuesday 30 January, after a grant from charity Please Take Me There, which helps fund children’s travel to access healthcare.
Flights booked. We will be flying to Tel Aviv for Kyra's operation on Tuesday 30 January. Thanks to @takemethereuk for their travel grant to make this possible. This is all getting very real! Hopeful, yet scary! #StepWithKyra @easyJet @LDNLutonAirport pic.twitter.com/T7KpzgktpT
— Kyra (@StepWithKyra) January 17, 2018