"Best Christmas present ever" - Readers share thoughts as brave Willow's stage four cancer is in remission

Willow Dodd’s family recently announced that her stage four rhabdomyosarcoma is now in remission and readers have been keen to share their love for the brave little 2-year-old.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:16 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 12:34 pm

Willow, who turned 2-years-old in November, was diagnosed with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma in May, and within days she had to undergo an operation and started chemotherapy.

Thankfully, Tuesday, October 1, marked Willow’s last day of radiotherapy and she got to ring the bell in hospital to celebrate and on Friday, December 6, after having an MRI scan, her family were told that Willow’s cancer is now in remission.

After hearing the great news, Gazette readers shared their love for Willow.

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Willow is now set to move onto maintenance chemotherapy. Photo: Graeme Dodd

Anita Hennessy said: “Fantastic news that Willow is in remission. Brave, brave little girl. Christmas come early.”

Karen Wilson told the family: “Brilliant news. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.”

John Filer said: “Fantastic news. May you recover fully and live to be a great old age.”

Sharon Wilson added: “Brilliant news! Hope that Willow and her family have a very merry Christmas.”

Josephine Greenley said: “Fabulous news. What a brave little girl.”

Katharine Brown commented: “Fantastic news. So pleased for you all. Best Christmas present ever.”

Heather Shepherd agreed: “That’s great news. Best Christmas present ever.”

Dawn Mcbride added: “Great news. So lovely. Pleased for you all.”

Carol Lennox said: “Brilliant news. Stay well Willow.”

Becca J Patterson commented: “Fantastic! Best Christmas present for you all.”

Kerry Scally agreed: “Best Christmas ever hearing that news.”

Sally Cummings said: “Great Christmas present. Sending lots of hugs and Christmas wishes.”

Chrissie Coupland-Winspear added: “What a lovely child. Bless her little heart.”

Eliza Eleanor Elliott-Gaines said: “Great news for a very brave little girl.”

Joyce Parks said: “Oh what great news. May it continue on and on. Merry Christmas.”

Lynn Taylor Laws commented: “The best news. Bless your little, brave heart.”

Emma-Jane Lowthian said: “Fantastic news and what better time to receive this news.”

Margaret Turnbull added: “Best Christmas present ever.”

Jo Hutton said: “That’s great news.”

Willow is now set to move onto maintenance chemotherapy on Friday December, 20 lasting for 12 months.