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Gold Coast Baby Could Lose Limb To Meningococcal

Eight-month-old airlifted to Bangkok

Gold Coast Baby Could Lose Limb To Meningococcal

A baby girl from Nerang who was struck down with meningococcal over in Thailand, now has a way to get home as soon as she is given the ok by doctors.

A Coolangatta-based medical transport team is on stand-by to bring 8-month-old Lilliana Sheridan back to Australia for treatment, after her family's insurance provider agreed to cover the costs of the medevac.

Lillie was airlifted from Phuket to Bangkok overnight for a blood transfusion, while doctors were due to assess an infection in her right leg, to see if it needs to be amputated.

"There's some sort of infection under there which we don't want to get deeper because if it travels deeper it hits her veins and muscles," said Lilli's dad Jai Sheridan.

He described his little girl as a fighter.

"She's a trooper; she was told she was going to lose her fingers as well and she beat that.

""Everyone loves her from the day they see her; she's just my little chicken and I love her to death".

Gold Coasters jumped on board the campaign to help the little girl since she fell ill last week, with more than $17,000 raised through a Go Fund Me page for Lillie's ongoing treatment, in just one day.