Parents of Aveley boy Kai Nell welcome their ‘rainbow’ baby

Parents of Aveley boy Kai Nell welcome their ‘rainbow’ baby

THE parents of Aveley boy Kai Nell, who stole the hearts of many around WA during a two-year battle with a rare form of leukaemia, have given birth to their rainbow baby – a little girl.

Richard and Kara Nell announced on their Facebook page – Team Kai Beating Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (which they created to raise awareness and support for their three-year-old son’s battle and help search for bone marrow donors) – that Mrs Nell gave birth on Tuesday.

Their daughter was named Tiani, which means rainbow, and was given her middle name Kaia Elizabeth after her late brother.

Mrs Nell said on the public page that the days leading up to the arrival was filled with so many mixed emotions.

“Exactly 11 months to the day after her big brother Kai left. I have no doubt he had everything to do with sending us this beautiful and precious angel,” she said.

“I have never felt so close to Kai than when I held her to me. It felt like he was right here with us and that is a feeling I will hold onto forever.

“Our boys are beaming and beyond proud they have a little sister to cherish.”