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Lily-Mae starts first class after battling cancer

“It’s just unbelievable how far she has come.”

LILY-MAE MORRISON REACHED another milestone today: She started first class.

And off they go, Evan into senior infants & ... Lily-Mae and Evan Source: Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae

Her mother Judith posted photos of cancer survivor Lily-Mae and her brother Evan (who started senior infants) on the family’s fundraising Facebook page today.

“It’s just unbelievable how far she has come,” Judith wrote.

When she was diagnosed with cancer in June 2012, we never dared to dream we’d have a ‘firster’.

Judith noted that this is her daughter’s fourth September on life-saving clinical trials.

In 2012, Lily-Mae was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive cancer. She underwent several rounds of chemotheraphy and medication before being declared cancer-free.

It's the last day of our summer holidays & the ... Source: Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae

Lily-Mae, now seven years old, has just ten weeks left on her trial.

Her family have raised more than €400,000 for her treatment, partly through the release of a cover of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer – which reached number two in the Irish charts.

“Childhood cancer desperately needs more funding and research so that these clinical trials become upfront therapy sooner,” Judith added.

Read: Celebrations as little Lily-Mae is declared 15 months cancer-free

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