SOPHIE'S LIFE COULD BE SAVED THANKS TO SIMON COWELL.CRITICALLY-ILL Sophie Atay's life may be saved - thanks to X Factor judge Simon Cowell Simon Cowell (born 7 October, 1959) is a British artist and repertoire ("A&R") executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol .
The pop mogul Mogul: see Mughal. showed his generous side when he donated do·nate
v. do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause. pounds 100,000 to help save the life of the cancer-stricken youngster.
Pioneering treatment costing pounds 500,000 is needed to give the one-year-old hope of fighting-off an aggressive form of cancer, known as stage four neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma Definition
Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that usually originates either in the tissues of the adrenal gland or in the ganglia of the abdomen or in the ganglia of the nervous system. .
When her appeal went global, her family received pounds 450,000 in just three days from more than 23,000 generous people who flocked to her online fundraising Online fundraising is the use of Internet-based technology, marketing and communication techniques by non-profit organizations to bring in revenue, frequently as donations. site.
Alexandra Burke, last year's X Factor winner, heard about Sophie's plight and called Simon Cowell, who agreed to donate the remainder of the cash, said to be pounds 100,000.
Pop star Alexandra, who broke the news to Sophie's mum Karine, 33, said: "As soon as I heard about Sophie I was so touched I knew I had to help. I called Simon Cowell and he said, 'Let's do it'.
"He wanted to donate straight away. I am so happy that we have managed to help Sophie and I am sure she can pull through now."
Since Sophie was diagnosed, she has received the best treatment that hospitals in the UK have to offer. But if specialist doctors in America can see her within the next seven days, it is believed her chances of survival will shoot up from 20% to 90%.
Mum, Karine, who lives with husband Atakan, 35, a shop owner, and their three-year-old daughter Jessica, in Birtley, Gateshead, thanked those who had got behind her family's fight. She said: "We can get that treatment now and that is absolutely fantastic. I will always be indebted in·debt·ed
Morally, socially, or legally obligated to another; beholden.
[Middle English endetted, from Old French endette, past participle of endetter, to oblige to them."
X FACTOR Sophie Atay with her mother Karine, who received a cash donation from Simon Cowell.