Upton schoolgirl Erin Cross finally has a date to receive the lifesaving treatment from America that will give her a fighting chance of beating leukaemia for good.
After an incredible show of suppor t that saw the general public raise more than £150,000 in a matter of days so Erin can undergo Car T Cell Therapy in Seattle, the Cross family have now been given the date of July 27 for five-year-old Erin to have the vital T cell harvest treatment which will then make her well enough to receive a bone marrow transplant that will eventually save her life.
Erin’s mum Sarah told The Chronicle: “We have last night received Erin’s schedule from Seattle Children’s Hospital and Erin has her first consultation with Dr Rebecca Gardner on July 19.
“She will undergo the T cell harvest on the 27th and after that will have four weeks of chemotherapy at the hospital and the T cell infusion will take place after that.
“We think we will be at Seattle for roughly three months as long as everything goes to plan,” she explained.
The Cross family now face a ‘mad panic’ of booking flights, packing and sorting insurance but Sarah said they are ‘very excited’ that the time has now come for Erin to receive the treatment she desperately needs.
“Everyone is so happy about our news, especially the very hard working, caring and amazing team on the oncology ward at Alder Hey,” she said. “They’ve looked after Erin since she was first diagnosed at the age of two and they feel like family to us.
“We love every one of them to bits.”