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Eva Williams Biography
Eva Williams, 10, passed away on January 8, about 12 months after she was diagnosed with a rare high-grade diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma brain tumor.
The girl, from Wrexham, North Wales, had complained of dizziness and blurred vision in December 2019 before being referred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
Here, a CT scan revealed a mass in her brain that was later confirmed to be cancer.
Her family raised more than £ 300,000 so Eva could undergo experimental treatment in New York, but she was unable to fly when travel restrictions were introduced amid the pandemic in April.
Eva’s father, Paul Slapa, 35, confirmed last month that his daughter had died.
Eva’s father Paul Slapa, 35, last month confirmed his daughter had died. Pictured: Mr Slapa and Eva
Eva’s battle with cancer was previously brought to public attention by Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton during the Prime Minister’s Questions in July.
Boris Johnson had said the government would endeavor to “look at everything we can do to support their travel arrangements.”
However, her mother, Carran Williams, confirmed over the summer that Eva’s cancer had progressed too far for her to be accepted into the trial.
Speaking previously, Mr Slapa said: ‘Any of the trials we choose are all experimental treatments, so we will never know if they would have been successful or not.
But the fact is, Covid took away the opportunity and the opportunity to try.
“That’s what really makes you feel like you’ve been wronged.”