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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'Tiny Dancer' Lily-Mae is now officially 9 months cancer free

Great news for the 5-year-old.

Image: A song for Lily Mae via Facebook

SHE HAS BEEN through more in her short life than many adults face in their lifetime, but there’s good news today for 5-year-old Lily-Mae Morrison.

The little girl from Claregalway, who was diagnosed with a rare and extremely aggressive cancer, has been declared officially cancer free for 9 months.

Lily-Mae’s mother Judith shared the news in a post on Facebook, saying she had just received a call to say that Lily-Mae’s tests were clear.

“So, so happy, in tears here. The fear we have to live with is just horrific,” she wrote.

She’s winning!!! It’s a long road ahead, but she’s getting there. Happiest mammy in Ireland.

Lily-Mae was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer which affects 1 in 100,000 children in Ireland, on 1 June 2012.

1464694_725371544179942_4244559252923150487_n Lily-Mae with her parents ad brother Evan Source: Facebook

Since then, her family has raised more than €420,000 to help fund her pioneering treatment in America which is not available in Ireland. Her parents released a cover of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer, which reached number two in the Irish music charts, as part of the fundraising.

Lily-Mae is currently in Michigan with her dad Leighton for a check-up as part of the medical trial she is involved in.

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