Sunday 21 December 2014

‘Tiny Dancer’ Lily-Mae to be VIP at star-studded bash

Nick Bramhill

Published 18/08/2014 | 02:56

Lily Mae Morrison
Lily Mae Morrison

TINY Dancer Lily-Mae Morrison will be given the VIP treatment at a star-studded party next weekend to help fund her ongoing battle with cancer.

The courageous six-year-old, who suffers from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, has been in remission for 10 months.

Last October she was declared cancer-free for the first time in 17 months. Since then the Galway youngster has successfully been undergoing a costly clinical trial in Michigan in the US to try and prevent relapse.

Next Saturday, brave Lily-Mae’s remarkable progress will be toasted at a charity party in her name at Claregalway Castle.

Funds raised from the event, which will include a host of stars including singer Paddy Casey, will go towards her ongoing treatment in the US, which will continue for another 14 months. The clinical trial, called DFMO, requires her to travel to a hospital in Michigan four times a year.

Her mother, Judith Sibley, said: “Lily-Mae is super excited. It’s her party and she really can’t wait. She’s getting the best treatment possible at the moment, but the reality is that Stage 4 Neuroblastoma is one of the deadliest cancers, with a 70pc relapse rate.”

Lily-Mae became known as ‘Tiny Dancer’ when the Elton John hit of the same name was recorded as a charity single by a group of Irish artists and topped the charts in 2012. 

Further details of fundraising events or how to donate are on: www.thesunnimaetrust.ie or idonate.ie/lily.

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