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'Abigail's fund' donated to family they had never met

A couple from Conwy have given away cash raised for their seriously-ill daughter to help another sick child they've never met. Kevin and Christine Williams collected more than twenty thousand pounds for their daughter, Abigail.

But they've now been told her condition is incurable and there's nothing more doctors can do. So, they've given the money to three-year-old Kyle Weaver to help him walk for the first time.

Donation is a gesture of 'true kindness'

The parents of a seriously ill girl in Conwy have donated thousands of pounds to help a little boy in north Wales after they were told her condition was incurable.

Kevin and Christine Williams collected £22,500 to pay for pioneering stem cell treatment for their seven-year-old daughter Abigail. After being told that further treatment would not work they decided to donate the fund to help three-year-old Kyle Weaver walk for the first time.

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Parents of boy 'shocked, astounded and amazed'

Simon and Samantha Weaver, parents of Kyle, say the donation means his operation at the St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri will now go ahead on 21st May.

A team led by renowned surgeon Dr TS Park will cut Kyle's spinal cord and re-attach it to his legs to improve his mobility in a procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy.

We are shocked, astounded and amazed at the Williams' generosity. We can really get going with the surgery now.

But we have mixed emotions. They have helped us and I wish we could help them, but there's nothing we can do.

This huge donation will make a huge difference to us.

– Simon Weaver, father of Kyle

Parents donate daughter's fund to help boy walk

The donation means Kyle Weaver's operation to help him walk again can go ahead in May. Credit: Wales News Service

Parents of a seriously ill girl in Conwy have donated thousands of pounds to help a little boy in north Wales after they were told her condition was incurable.

Kevin and Christine Williams collected £22,500 to pay for pioneering stem cell treatment for their seven-year-old daughter Abigail. After being told that further treatment would not work they decided to donate the fund to help three-year-old Kyle Weaver walk for the first time.

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Abigail (middle) with her parents Christine and Kevin Williams Credit: ITV News

Mr Williams said: "She's just not well enough - unfortunately the last 12 months Abigail has got a lot more poorly. We still owe a large debt of gratitude to the public for what they did for Abigail.

"It's Kyle's money now - his needs are more imminent than Abigail's. Hopefully people who donated will understand."

Abigail has the rare Batten's disease which affects her mobility and senses.

Kyle's parents Simon and Samantha Weaver, live 10 miles away in Llysfaen, North Wales. They said they were "stunned" by the generous donation.