Bad Soden – In the end, his seemingly infinite strength left him: Little Ilai’s brave fight against cancer lasted 19 months. Now he’s lost it.
On New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m., the boy born in Bad Soden died in Sao Paulo in the arms of his parents.
In the Brazilian homeland of his mother Kethelyn (24) he was treated for the insidious nerve cancer neuroblastoma.
Successful at first. But in March the therapy had to be interrupted for two months because of Corona. Doctors viewed the risk from the virus as even greater than the risk from cancer.
Treatment continued in May, but the cancer returned.
Thousands donated for Ilai’s healing
Ilai struggled. In the autumn he felt better and hope grew again. Also because thousands take part in his fate, donate almost half a million euros for antibody immunotherapy in Barcelona and New York. BILD readers were also generous, giving more than 50,000 euros. And BILD helps e. V. donated “A Heart for Children”. This money should now give other sick children a chance at life.
The setback at Christmas. The tumor had grown significantly. The doctors gave up on Ilai.
His parents Kethelyn and Pascal Guth (39): “We accept the pain, because our son is worth it that we feel it for him.”
Ilai will find his final resting place in Glashütten im Taunus, his father’s hometown.