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'Bucket list' teen amazed by offers from followers

A TERMINALLY ill teenager has spoken for the first time after her online "bucket list" of wishes became an internet sensation.

Fifteen-year-old Alice Pyne's blog, called Alice's Bucket List, describes how she has been fighting cancer for the last four years.

Alice, from Ulverston, Cumbria, in the UK, started the blog earlier this month, telling how hospital scans showed Hodgkin's lymphoma -- a cancer of the white blood cells -- was spreading through her body and that her mother had encouraged her to create a wish list.

Her appeal led to a flood of offers as her webpage became an internet hit with Twitter followers.

Alice told ITV1's 'Granada Reports' programme: "I wrote it just to go out to my friends and obviously they have sent it on. It was never meant to be this big and it's huge now and it's amazing."

Alice revealed she had ticked off two more wishes on her list -- to enter her beloved dog in a show, and to see Take That.

Alice took part in the charity dog show last weekend with her Labrador dog Mabel and scooped a number of prizes.

She wrote on her blog: "I had my very own dog show and Mabel did really well and we won loads of rosettes and I didn't stop smiling all day."

She also blogged about going to see Take That at their show in Manchester recently.

"I felt dead important because we got to drive right up to the front and everyone knew who I was and they just let us walk right through," Alice wrote.

"We had a drink in a little private bar and then we went into see all the boys in their chill-out lounge which was cool.

"I'm not going to discuss what we talked about, but they are the best and I know my mum will love them forever for what they did for me."

She signed off her post with a message of thanks: "If they read this, thank you for making one of my dreams come true."

Alice is also raising money for cancer charities and wants everyone to sign up to be a bone-marrow donor.

Her blog can be followed at www.alicepyne.blogspot.com.

Irish Independent