Inspirational Scots schoolgirl Lily Douglas is ‘on cloud nine’ after being told cancer in her lungs and brain has shrunk thanks to a pioneering drug.
The 13-year-old schoolgirl from Perth was diagnosed with wing Sarcoma, in 2017, when she was just nine-years-old.
The rare condition affects bones and the surrounding tissue.
Lily was one of only 50 children put on a clinical trial at the London Royal Marsden hospital in Surrey, late last year.
On Saturday her delighted mum Jane Douglas released a public statement to let Lily’s supporters know her cancer had responded to the new drug and is shrinking in her lungs and brain.
Jane penned that she’s ‘never been so happy’ as the drug was only expected to slow down the cancer’s progression, rather than shrink it.
She wrote: “Now we have told all our family , we want to tell you all a Christmas miracle happened today.
“Lily has had her scan results back and her cancer is actually shrinking in both her lungs and her brain.
“This has never happened with all the chemo she has had in three years.
“She is on a drug that is meant to stop blood supply to her tumours.
“We thought it would maybe slow things down but it’s actually shrinking her cancer.
“To say we are shocked and on Cloud Nine is an understatement.
“We continue with this drug that we asked for on a compassionate basis and have scans again in three months.
“Please keep praying as its working.
“Never been so happy.
“Thank you all for your support.
“Love Jane, Leon and Lily.”
Friends and family responded to the statement in their droves hailing brave Lily as ‘just amazing’.
One wrote: “Great news Jane.
“So happy for you guys.”
Another added: “Fantastic news.
“So happy for you all.
“And well done Lily, keep being so strong.”
A third posted: “Absolutely fantastic news.
“Lily you’re just amazing.”
Talented Lily was a passionate dancer before she lost the ability to walk.
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The teen uses a wheelchair for mobility but has decided to try and take a few steps on her walking frame.
Lily and Jane make a 1000 mile journey every second week for specialist treatment at the London Royal Marsden in Surrey.
Visit the NHS website for more information on Ewing Sarcoma.
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