Readers share support for brave little Willow as she celebrates finishing radiotherapy

Willow Dodd recently rang the bell to celebrate finishing radiotherapy treatment as her brave battle against stage four cancer continues and readers have shown their support.

By Faye Dixon
Sunday, 6th October 2019, 9:00 am
Updated Monday, 7th October 2019, 5:32 pm

Willow was diagnosed with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma in May, and within days she had to undergo an operation.

Throughout her battle, Alnwick locals and Northumberland Gazette readers have been keen to support her and her family.

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Willow Dodd with her mum Karla, dad Graeme. and brothers Joey, Louie and Ollie. Picture by Jane Coltman

Since hearing the news about the end of Willow’s radiotherapy, Northumberland Gazette readers have shared messages to her.

Caroline Cartwright said: “Bless you bonnie lass.”

Carol Gibson said: “Well done Willow. God bless.”

Willow rang the bell to celebrate finishing this part of her treatment.

Carolyn Marshall Fothergill commented: “Stay strong little sweet heart.”

Gillian Thompson said: “Brave beautiful girl.”

Hannah King said: “Such a brave little girl! We’ll done Willow!”

Helen Hindhaugh added: “That's awesome news congratulations Willow. Stay strong. Stay well beautiful girl.”

Willow has loved playing with the dolls house donated to her by Gazette reader, Tracy.

June Parkin commented: “Congratulations to Willow for being a very brave and beautiful girl. Hope all stays well.”

Hazel Slack said: “Great news brave little soul.”

Rebecca Lambert said: “Look at that dress. My daughter would be jealous. Willow looks like a legit princess wearing it.”

Jenny Wilcox Marshall said: “Well done Willow.”

Carol Lennox added: “So brave well done Willow.”

Pauline Ginger commented: “Brave beautiful girl well done sweetheart.”

Des Lisle said: “Lush little girl.”

Eliza Eleanor Elliott-Gaines said: “What a beautiful brave little girl.”

Willow still has a few sessions of chemotherapy to get through.

Willow’s mum Karla Heathcote said: “We’re hoping that by Christmas things will be looking better but she has been doing great.

“We have been lucky that this is the first time she has been set-back. She’s a little fighter.”