Fun day for miracle baby

Fundraiser for Lillie Klawinska-Disson at the Cherry Tree, Oundle Road. Pictured are visitors to the event with mum Sky Disson and baby Lillie EMN-150803-152144009

Fundraiser for Lillie Klawinska-Disson at the Cherry Tree, Oundle Road. Pictured are visitors to the event with mum Sky Disson and baby Lillie EMN-150803-152144009

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More than £2,000 was raised for a baby who miraculously survived after she stopped breathing in her cot.

A family fundraiser was held for one-year-old Lillie Klawinska-Disson who suffered severe brain trauma when she was six months old.

It was brilliant. All the children were really enjoying it

Sky Disson

Lillie, who had had no previous health problems, stopped breathing for at least 24 minutes before being found by her father Peter Klawinska (27) and then rushed to hospital and later transferred to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in Milton, Cambridge.

Doctors do not have a long-term prognosis for Lillie, of Miller Way, Fengate, but parents Peter and Sky Disson (23) are hoping to raise £17,000 for stem cell treatment in the US to follow the oxygen therapy she is already receiving.The treatment, it is hoped, would help her to swallow food and make her brain more responsive.

To help reach that target, £2,110 was raised last Sunday at the Cherry Tree pub in Oundle Road, including £1,000 from Barclays Bank.

The event featured live music, a magician, face painting, bouncy castle and raffle.

Mum Sky said: “It was brilliant. All the children were really enjoying it. Lillie liked it so much she slept all night. She enjoys being around people.

“Lillie is more settled now. It feels like she is more aware now than before.”

Lillie was in Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Tuesday for an operation which would allow her to be fed through her stomach rather than her nose.

To donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/lilliesmiracle/