Faye Miley, age 7, has family roots in Westmeath.

Family will have to seek treatment aboard for 'little princess'

The Miley family, who have strong links to Westmeath, are raising money for their seven-year-old daughter Faye, who was diagnosed with a high-grade form of cancer in April.

Faye Miley, from Dublin, was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV Mutation, a form of cancer that requires a lot of radiotherapy, surgery and recovery.

Paddy Moran, Faye’s grandfather, who is originally from Streamstown, is urging people to donate through the family’s GoFundMe page. Faye’s mother Sandra, said: “We still have a lot of family in Westmeath.”

The family created the fundraising page just last week and, at the time of writing, had raised some €73,000, but they need upwards of €100,000 to ensure Faye gets the best care possible.

She will need to travel for further treatment and so it is crucial for the family to raise this money.

Faye’s symptoms began in March as she suffered from headaches and vomiting, but, at that point, it was thought a regular virus was the cause.

After visits to the optician and an eye and ear doctor, Faye was referred to Our Lady’s Hospital in Dublin, where she was told she had a ‘lesion’ on her brain.

When admitted into Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Faye underwent surgery to remove a tumour in her brain that was thought to be benign. Unfortunately just days later, the family were given the actual diagnosis.

After a short setback in the ICU, Faye is now part way through her 30 radiotherapy treatments and will be able to start a course of chemo tablets soon.

She is a candidate for an experimental drug in Europe and the family plan to take Faye over for further treatment when the time comes.

You can join the #FightWithFaye and donate over on the GoFundMe page.