Belfast Telegraph

Mystery duo fund ill child’s trip to top clinic

Two mystery donors have dug deep to help a young family’s bid to get a diagnosis for their daughter whose condition has baffled Northern Ireland’s top doctors.

Little Aaliyah Cochrane is unable to walk or communicate and despite dozens of medical consultations her parents Aaron and Kim are none the wiser.

The family now hope experts at the children’s hospital Great Ormond Street in London can help.

But as Aaliyah has not been diagnosed with a specific condition the NHS won’t pay to fly the family to England for a consultation.

Yet thanks to the actions of two men who read of the family’s plight in the Belfast Telegraph, little Aaliyah is set for what could be a life-changing trip to London.

One man — who wishes to remain anonymous — has pledged to cover the cost of flights for the family to England while another — who also didn’t want to be named — has donated £1,000.

“I just want to say a massive thank you,” said dad Aaron.

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