A baby and toddler seminar focusing on everything from toilet training to tantrums will help raise money for Palmerston North 1-year-old Addie Torok, who has been battling a rare, cancer-like disease in Starship children's hospital since January.
The Manawatu Standard published the story last month about how she and her family have been dealing with her diagnosis: Multiple Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), a disease that attacks the immune system.
Her parents, Tracy and Rob, have been living in limbo since Addie was first admitted to Starship.
Addie celebrated her first birthday earlier this month and has so far racked up more than 800 additions to her beads of courage necklace. Each bead represents some medical procedure or milestone.
The baby and toddler seminar is on Saturday, July 7, at Central Normal School in Featherston St.
The first session is from Dorothy Waide, from Baby Within, and she will discuss newborns to 12-month-olds. The second session will be taken by Jocelyn Mitchell, from Toddler Help, and she will include discussions on toilet training and tantrums.
Tickets cost $20 and are available from Stork in George St, Palmerston North. For updates on Addie go tothebeautifuladdie.co.nz website.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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