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Tiny Dancer Lily-Mae's VIP fundraiser

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, after tests revealed no traces of the killer disease.

And since then the Galway youngster has successfully been undergoing a costly clinical trial in Michigan in the US to try to 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.

remission

The clinical trial, called DFMO and designed specifically for children whose cancer is in remission, requires her to travel to Helen de Vos Hospital in Michigan four times a year for three days at a time.

Her mother Judith Sibley said: "Lily-Mae is super excited. 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.

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