R6k more needed to help brave child battling rare cancer

Johannesburg - Despite the odds given to six-year-old Layla O'Neill, she's survived four years more than doctors initially thought.

Layla is one of about 700 people in the world with a rare cancer called Ependymoma.

She was diagnosed when she was two years old after tumours were found on her spine and at the base of her brain stem. 

Treatment to save her life, has cost her the use of her legs, and Layla can no longer walk. Still, even with her walking disability, this young child continues to stay positive about her condition.

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