Sarah Wilkinson’s daughter Indigo was diagnosed with cancer not long after her first birthday.
Sarah Wilkinson’s daughter Indigo was diagnosed with cancer not long after her first birthday. Contributed

Long road for Indigo

INDIGO Rose Halbert fell ill and was unable to eat or sleep days after her first birthday on October 3.

Her mother Sarah Wilkinson from Burleigh said Indigo was diagnosed with kidney cancer while her presents' wrapping still waited to be discarded.

"After a few sleepless nights her father Aaden and I took Indigo to the hospital," Ms Wilkinson said.

"She had to undergo major surgery and had her baby kidney removed.

"Now the journey continues and poor Indigo has a long road ahead with chemotherapy next."

Indigo and her parents have been seeking treatment in Melbourne and latest news is she has been discharged for treatment and will visit hospital on a weekly basis.

In support of Indigo and her family a fundraiser will be held at John Laws Park, Burleigh Headland, on December 4. Ms Wilkinson asked members of the public to visit the event with their children for a sausage sizzle, face painting and balloon artistry.

"Or just come along to support this great cause and mingle with friends and family.

"Indigo is so young and we would love to give her the opportunity to have a fulfilling life like any baby deserves," she said.

According to the Kids with Cancer Society cancer is the number one killer disease in children and it is estimated about 1 in 333 young people will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.



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