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Sunday 23 July 2017

Lydia's fighting fit after trip to Lapland

FIONA ELLIS

FOUR-year-old Lydia Dillon is one of Make-A-Wish Ireland's biggest fans.

Thanks to the charity, which grants wishes to children fighting life-threatening diseases, she was able to make the magical journey to Lapland to visit Santa.

In 2009 little Lydia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a very rare form of childhood cancer.

She was given just a 20pc chance of fighting the disease successfully.

But little Lydia made a miracle recovery and has been clear from cancer for one year.

The family made the two-day trip to Finland last year and described it as "magical". "From a very, very bleak outcome to Lydia today is a huge step," mum Debbie Dillon said.

Lydia joined celebrity chef and TV presenter Catherine Fulvio yesterday to launch the latest fundraising campaign.

People can buy special packs of Fairy detergent in stores and there will be an additional donation for each person who 'likes' the Facebook page, facebook.com/fairydish.

Irish Independent

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