Little Lily-Mae Morrison known to thousands as ‘Tiny Dancer’ is now nine months cancer-free her parents have revealed today.
Her mother Judith revealed the great news in a post to Lily Mae’s Facebook page saying she had just received to call to say five-year-old Lily-Mae’s tests were all clear.
Judith wrote post in which she says: “So, so happy, in tears here. The fear we have to live with is just horrific,” “She’s winning!!!! It’s a long road ahead, but she’s getting there. “Happiest mammy in Ireland.”
On June 1st 2012, little Lily-Mae parents were told that their daughter had a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma which effects 1 in 100,000 children in Ireland.
Lily was thankfully declared to be in remission in October last year following groundbreaking Intensely Moderated Arc Radiotherapy treatment in London, and subsequently enrolled in a gruelling two-year clinical trial programme which requires her to travel to the US four times a year, but is hoped will reduce her chances of relapse.
Little Lily is currently in Michigan, accompanied by her dad Leighton Morrison, for the latest round of that treatment.
Lily Mae captured the hearts of nation at Christmas 2012 after a host of Irish musicians collaborated to record and released the chart-topping single, ‘Tiny Dancer’ in order to raise funds for her treatment.
Donations to help fund Lily-Mae’s treatment can be made through theSunni Mae Trust set up in her name, with any excess going to the Neuroblastoma Society to assist research into the disease.