Brave Mila Sneddon made the powerful plea to people who are still continuing flouting the Government’s latest lock down rules.
A four-year-old stricken with cancer who must live separately from her dad and sister is begging people to say in who are ignoring the coronavirus lockdown.
Mila Sneddon, from Falkirk, drew a picture of her whole family at home and urged the public to let them have a ‘happily ever after’.
She drew the picture after an operation to extract bone marrow from her lower back as part of her intense chemotherapy.
Little Mila is hoping the powerful message gets through to others so she has a chance of survival with her family.
She said: People need to stay in to keep bugs and germs away.
“They make me very poorly.
“Id love me and my family to all be together again.
The Daily Mirror reports that Mila, who drew a path in sky blue, pigeons in purple and a bright sun above her family home, is aware of coronavirus and knows the bosses of the country have said it is very, very naughty to leave the house.
Mum Lynda, 36, took the heartbreaking decision to move her husband Scott, 50, and sister Jodi, 16, out of their home, in Stirlingshire, to give Milas vulnerable immune system the protection it needs.
Each day Mila looks forward to seeing her daddy stand outside the house as she stretches out her arms to mime hugs and blow him kisses from behind the window.
Mila said: The longer there are germs around, the longer I cant see my daddy or sister.
“I miss them especially at bath and bedtime when they read me a story.
“Sometimes I miss their cuddles so much I get sad.
The youngsters mum is desperately worried not only that her little girl will catch coronavirus, but that the rapid spread means she would not be treated in hospital.
Mila has been separated from her dad and sister (Image: Carters News Agency)
Lynda told The Mirror : Mila is so ill, my fear is that if she gets Covid-19, she wont be treated because she has such severe underlying problems.
“Already I can see signs of her treatment being scaled back.
“She usually has a blood transfusion if her haemoglobin levels fall below 80, but today doctors said they have to be more cautious so wont do a transfusion until it reaches 70.
Mila was diagnosed with a rapid strain of leukaemia after coming home exhausted from nursery.
Thinking she might be anaemic, Lynda took her to see a doctor last November.
As Scotts job is a service engineer, and vital supermarket runs brought him in to contact with other people, they made the difficult but safe decision to live in separate houses until the end of the outbreak.
Lynda said: Mila ends up in hospital for 48 hours if her temperature spikes.
“She understands she cant be around many other people, but at first thought people were running away from her.
Explaining why Daddy cant come in to the house was upsetting for us both.
Mila is drew the picture in hospital (Image: Carters News Agency)
Now I feel Milas hand tighten if she sees anyone coming close in the hospital car park
“To get fresh air I drove her to the woods for a short walk.
“Mila saw a lady and said, Its OK mum, I dont think she has the virus but we better be careful.
Lynda is feeling lonely without her husband and elder daughter.
She says: Mila was in theatre to have more bone marrow extracted, and Im used to having Scott by my side.
“He and Jodi are living not far away with my mum.
“I miss the reassurance of having him there to ask, Does Mila look OK?
“Should we check her temperature?
Mila still sleeps with me so were together 24 hours a day and its hard to get a little bit of time to myself.
Top news stories today
“Its been a while since I cried.
“I cant be five minutes out of Milas sight to let my emotions out.
Milas diagnosis happened so fast and weve been through so much.
“But shes so clever, cheerful and brave, she keeps us all going.
Coronavirus in Scotland
“Like everyone else, we have to make the most of being stuck inside for the good of all our health.
It frustrates me to see pictures of people going out for non-essential trips and gathering in crowds.
“Please listen to the guidelines. Listen to Mila.
“We all want to live happily ever after.