1,000 Kinder eggs for brave Indianna

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Indianna Woods
Indianna Woods
6 April 2017 3:33PM

A four-year-old Whitehaven girl with cancer has received 1,000 Easter eggs from kind-hearted strangers.

Indianna Woods, of Hensingham, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2015 and has been receiving regular chemotherapy.

At one point during treatment, she was so ill she was unable to walk for four months and needed to be fed through a nasal tube. So to help cheer up Indianna, her aunt Diane Dockwray promised to give her 100 Kinder eggs for Easter.

However, following an appeal on Facebook, Diane was inundated with 10 times that amount from people across the country.

She said: “I posted on Facebook for people to donate one egg to try and get her at least 100 and make her wish come true.

"The response we have had is unbelievable.

“People have even sent little notes with the eggs, which we will be donating to the children’s ward at West Cumberland Hospital and ward 14 and 4 (children’s cancer wards) at Newcastle’s RVI.”

Antonia Hutchinson, Indianna’s mum, who has a younger daughter, Roma, aged three, said: “It has been very hard. It is every mother’s nightmare, but I have had to stay strong for my daughters.

"My mum, Sandra, has been a rock and I wouldn’t have been able to cope without her.’’

Indianna has been receiving chemotherapy monthly, and the family is hoping for good news when this ends in August.

Diane said: “We would like to thank everyone for their generosity.’’

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