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Toddler Continuing Recovery As She Flies To Lapland

Wednesday December 18 2013

A TODDLER diagnosed with cancer a week before her first birthday has been on a Christmas trip to Lapland.

Lily Atkinson, three, hit national headlines after she had 11 tumours removed from all over her body in 2011.

She underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy at Sheffield Children's Hospital to treat a primary tumour in her chest and ten tumours that had spread through her body and to her skull.

Last Christmas was the first she could enjoy at home with her family.

Now she has finished all her chemotherapy, her family are praying that the cancer has gone for good. Lily is having regular four-monthly check-ups.

Her mum Angela, 42, of Blacker Hill, said: "We were devastated when we found out about the illness - I felt numb. We weren't expecting it and when we discovered it was 11 tumours we were shocked. 

"When we had Lily's last check-up in October, one of the nurses asked if she would like to go on a day trip to Lapland, so we arranged for her to go with her dad."

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Reply Posted by Katy on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 20:03
Wow well done ur so strong keep it up and merry christmas x

Reply Posted by Mum of three on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 23:20
Awww bless her.
Merry Christmas little princess
Hope Santa brings you health happiness and lots of lovely presents

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:41
Aww hope u av a fantastic Christmas n a very happy new year xXxX

Reply Posted by observer on Friday December 20 2013 at 20:09
what a heartwrencher. shes so cute. so innocent. hope we can get rid of this dreaded cancer for good one day. all the best to you lil un..

Reply Posted by Lee on Friday December 20 2013 at 20:41
good luck beautifull, hope you tell santa everything you want in Lapland and wish you all the best for the future you strong little girl. xxxx