Hailsham family appeal for trained canine funding

A mother from Hailsham has launched a fundraising campaign in an attempt to raise funds for a specially trained dog to help her 2 year-old daughter’s medical conditions.

Born in 2015, Daisy Upton was diagnosed with aggressive Cancer at the age of just ten months old and went through months of chemotherapy to cure it. A 15 centimetre tumour in her abdomen was eventually killed and Daisy is now thankfully in remission.

The family from Horsebridge, Hailsham is now waiting for a specialist dog to be available so it can detect low blood sugars, as Daisy now suffers from Hypoglycaemia which could put her life at risk if her blood sugar levels drop dangerously without warning.

Daisy’s Mother, Chloe Upton told Hailsham News and Talk; “Daisy is now clear from cancer but her health issues don’t stop there. She is tube fed four times a day and she has chronic constipation and required regular hospital treatment.”

It’s hoped the family will qualify for an assistance dog, which would need to be trained to alert friends and family if Daisy’s levels are too low, dramatically reducing the risk of hospital admission.

A JustGiving page has been set-up to raise £300 which will help the family pay for the dog, regular training sessions and journeys to Brighton for appointments and collect medication.

Chole added; “We really need as much help as we can get, our goal on JustGiving isn’t even half of what we really need, but everything helps. This little warrior has already fought cancer, we just want to give her the best possible chance at growing up.”

You can view Daisy’s JustGiving page and donate here.

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