‘Thomas Cook collapse means I’ll run out of food for tube-fed disabled daughter’

A mum on a Thomas Cook holiday says she will run out of vital food supplies for her tube-fed disabled daughter unless they can be flown home in days, following the travel firm's collapse.

Two-year-old Aubree Warner is vision impaired, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and needs to be tube-fed milk through her stomach.

Now her mum Demine and dad Lance are hoping that they they can fly home before supplies run dry following the shock closure this morning.

Currently they are stretching out the milk – which the two-year-old relies on for all her hydration and nutrition – by giving her dioralyte between feeds.

But Demine, 25, says she has heard nothing from the axed travel firm.

The mum and daughter flew out to Almeria, Spain, along with partner Lance Coericius, 30, just over a week ago, for their first family holiday.

But now they are waiting to hear about when they may return home to Harlow, Essex.

She said: "We still haven't heard anything. I'm worried about my daughter as she is on medical milk and cannot eat the food here.

"So I'm hoping we will able to come home on Wednesday because she will run out of food.

"We are waiting to hear about our flights."

The family flew out on September 18 and are set to leave this Wednesday on September 25.

Now the parents are keen to ensure they can travel back then in order to ensure Aubree is unaffected.

Demine said: "We spoke to the Dutch rep this morning and she said to wait until the morning and see if there is any news about our flights.

"Otherwise we will have to either take her to the hospital or phone a doctor to get her some medical milk.

"Luckily, I brought enough medication for two weeks. I'm glad I did because I didn't know anything about this before we left."

If the family are forced to stay beyond the original date, they will be forced to rely on alternative supplies, said Demine.

The mum-of-one said: "I'm not sure how easy it is to get over here, back home we just get it delivered.

"We have been told that we should be able to get an alternative for it.

"It just won't be the same as she has back home but anything is better than nothing and her having food is the main thing."

The collapse of Thomas Cook put 20,000 jobs at risk, including 9,000 in the UK, and resulted in all of the company's flights and holidays being cancelled.

Last-minute talks to try and save the world's oldest travel firm failed last night as more than 600,000 customers were on trips abroad.

The CAA will work with the Government to bring the 150,000 Brits currently overseas with Thomas Cook back to the UK.

The repatriation process will take place over the next two weeks, from September 23 to October 6, with the help of a fleet of aircraft from around the world.

Customers who booked a package with Thomas Cook , will get their money back thanks to ATOL protection.

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