Dunstable sweetheart and child cancer patient Lilly Macglashan has returned home from New York with a full house of all-clear scan results.
Mum Dawn and dad John said they were ‘over the moon’ to report that the experimental treatment the three-year-old has undergone over the last two years has been a success.
Due to the radiation Lilly’s brain and spine has been exposed to, she will always be ‘well below average’ height, but her parents are encouraged by her progress.
Dawn said: “We are so proud at the way she is developing and catching up with her sister Molly, she really does love watching and learning all she can.
“She has a fantastic sense of humour and is a wonderful happy little girl.”
Lilly has relied mostly on public donations for her treatment in the USA, which is unavailable on the NHS. To date, it has cost in excess of £1million.
She still needs kindhearted people to donate, as she is still required to make regular trips across the Atlantic.
She will also begine a course of hormone therapy as soon as possible on the advice of her oncologist.
John said: “They have to monitor as she’s having their pioneering treatment. She’s at the forefront of it all.
“She is tiny though, and they want to give her growth hormones so we’ve got all that to think about now – it is such a long road.
“There is the possibility the cancer may return but we hope that never happens.”
Dawn posted to Lilly’s 4,180 Facebook followers: “Sending big hugs and lots of love, for your continued support of Lilly and our family.”
To donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LillyMacglashan.