THE MORAY TODDLER sent to the United States for lifesaving cancer treatment was “in her element” at the weekend when she the guest of honour at a special Halloween event.
Three-year-old Forres youngster Eilidh Paterson dressed as a Prom Queen for the special fundraiser organised by Logan’s Fund in Lossiemouth.
Earlier this year a fantastic fundraising effort saw £125,000 raised to enable Eilidh to undergo a course of pioneering treatment in the US. The intensive therapy is aimed at avoiding a recurrence of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and resulted from the public raising the required funding that has allowed two courses of a new drug not yet available in the UK.
Eileidh’s joined mum Gail and sister Cerys at the special event just days after it was feared she might have to miss out, having suffered problems with her feeding tube earlier in the week.
Ms Paterson said: “Eileidh and Cerys thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did I! Eileidh was in her element and did not stop the entire night.
“She was running about and dancing away, and also made a new friend called Josie – the pair of them were inseparable. They met because Josie’s mum was Maleficent, who Eileidh loves, so Eileidh kept following her about.
“I was not sure how Eileidh would be with such a busy place since she’s not been able to for so long, but she had absolutely no fear and quite happily spoke to everyone.
“We did not leave there until 11.45pm – I’m so pleased we were able to go as I think we all needed some fun.”
Ms Paterson acknowledged the assistance the family has received from Logan’s Fund, who las year took daughter Cerys on a day out for her birthday when Eilidh was still in hospital.
Logan’s Fund was created by family and friends of Logan Main, a three-year-old who died from cancer in 2009.