THE PLIGHT of a young cancer sufferer has touched the hearts of Huddersfield people.
Thousands of pounds have already been raised for little Sarah-Ann Lee, of Scholes, who was diagnosed with cancer of both kidneys in January this year.
She has since had two operations and now has only half of one kidney left.
The two-year-old also has to have six months of chemotherapy at St James's Hospital in Leeds.
But once it is over, her parents Michelle and Craig, hope to take her to Disney World, Florida.
Craig said: "The first time we were told she had tumours and they were cancerous you just feel as though your whole world has caved in.
"It was such a shock."
Michelle added: "'When we got the final diagnosis we were prepared for it.
"But the first question you ask yourself is: Why us?"
The couple, of Lee Terrace, Scholes, spent two weeks in St James's Hospital, while Sarah-Ann had a battery of tests to diagnose her condition.
It turned out to be bilateral Wilm's Tumour, the commonest renal malignancy in children.
"Everybody is born with Wilms Tumour cells but they usually disappear," said Michelle.
"But with Sarah they did not die off and grew instead."
The couple have to take Sarah-Ann to St James's once a week for her chemotherapy but also have to go at a moment's notice if her temperature rises.
Michelle, 31, has had to postpone the English degree she was hoping to take and Craig has had to go part-time at Brook Taverner, St Andrews's Road, where he works in the warehouse.
can't understand why all children do not have `wigglies', or tubes, coming out of them, because they all did in hospital.
"And she does not like needles going in or coming out," said Michelle.
Sarah-Ann had gruelling chemotherapy earlier this year but had to stop because of the side-effects.
She has now re-started the treatment and is starting to lose her hair.
However, she remains up-beat.
"She said: `My hair is falling out again mummy - but never mind, it will grow back again'," said Michelle.