Wednesday 28 September 2016

Robyn Smyth (10) to return home to Dublin after intensive cancer treatment in the US

Published 24/07/2015 | 10:14

Homeward bound: Robyn returns to Ireland for two weeks
Homeward bound: Robyn returns to Ireland for two weeks
Robyn Smyth, 10
Robyn Smyth, 10
Family pic is of Bernadette Dornan, from Whitehall in north Dublin, with her daughters Robyn Smyth, 10, and Millie Smyth, three. Other pic is of Robyn Smyth

The family of an Irish child battling a rare form of cancer are hopeful that specialised treatment in the US will set her on the road to recovery.

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Robyn Smyth, from Dublin, has returned home to Ireland today after several weeks of treatment in Michigan’s Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as she continues to battle Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

Robyn, who was diagnosed with cancer at age 3, will return to the US for another round of treatment in three weeks.

“Robyn is so excited to get home,” Robyn’s mother Bernadette wrote on the family’s Facebook page.

“We don't even get two weeks at home but we don't mind we are just glad to be getting home,” she said.

“Millie is missing Robyn like crazy and we can't wait to see her.”

Family pic is of Bernadette Dornan, from Whitehall in north Dublin, with her daughters Robyn Smyth, 10, and Millie Smyth, three.
Other pic is of Robyn Smyth
Family pic is of Bernadette Dornan, from Whitehall in north Dublin, with her daughters Robyn Smyth, 10, and Millie Smyth, three. Other pic is of Robyn Smyth
Robyn Smyth, 10
Robyn Smyth, 10

Robyn’s mum Bernadette offered her gratitude to the people who helped raise more than €100,000 for her daughter’s vital treatment in the US.

“We don't know what the future holds but we know as long as Robyn continues her fight we will need you.

“Robyn is amazing, she's funny and crazy and she is my world. I’m so thankful you are giving her this chance,” she wrote.

“I am so grateful for all the support for Robyn and because of you she gets to come out to a fantastic hospital for treatment then home to her family.”

To donate, see: www.robynslife.com

Robyn Smyth, 10
Robyn Smyth, 10
Robyn Smyth, 10
Family pic is of Bernadette Dornan, from Whitehall in north Dublin, with her daughters Robyn Smyth, 10, and Millie Smyth, three. Other pic is of Robyn Smyth

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