A MOTHER has spoken of her determination to keep battling for families affected by cancer after learning the disease has recurred in her daughter.
Lovia Ofori-Agyemang, of Maple Way Feltham, was inspired to set up the Liesel Angel Trust after a pioneering treatment appeared to have set her daughter on the road to recovery from cancer.
She was determined to support other families affected by the disease, offering basic services like help with shopping and laundry as well as improving access to treatment worldwide.
Her daughter, Liesel Angel Appiah-Boakye, was just 16 months old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - an unusual but deadly form of cancer - in late 2009.
Now three, she had been clear of the disease since January, only for medics to tell Ms Ofori-Agyemang last month the cancer had returned.
She told the Chronicle how she had been 'devastated' by the news and asked readers to pray for her daughter, who had just joined the nursery at St Michael and St Martin Primary School, in Belgrave Road, Hounslow.
But she said she would not give up her campaign to help others affected by the disease and still hopes to reach the £5,000 target to register the Liesel Angel Trust as an official charity.
"She was eating well and jumping around one day but the following day she was too tired to get up and wouldn't eat and I knew something was wrong," said Ms Ofori-Agyemang.
"I took her to Hillingdon Hospital and they gave her an emergency blood transfusion and rushed her to Great Ormond Street Hospital, where they said the cancer was back with a vengeance and she had less than a 10 per cent chance of survival.
"I'm just believing in my god to make a miracle happen for me and I want people to pray for Liesel.
"I'm not going to give up on the Liesel Angel Trust because that was set up in her honour and I want to make a difference for other families affected by cancer."
For more about the Liesel Angel Trust, visit www.liesel-angeltrust.org