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Isla Caton given weeks to live after cancer spreads

Isla Caton’s family are raising money to give her as many amazing memories as they can 

A 7-year-old girl from Hornchurch has been given just weeks to live after her cancer spread. 

Isla Caton has been fighting stage four neuroblastoma since she was two, undergoing various forms of treatment including a 12-hour surgery to remove a tumour. 

Her parents were told she had three months to live in 2018 and took her to Spain for life-saving treatment.

They were forced to return home when the pandemic hit and have been trying to find the right trial in the UK ever since. 

Yesterday, doctors told Isla’s mother Nicola Caton the latest round of chemotherapy had not worked and her bone marrow was failing. 

In an emotional video, she said Isla had only been given weeks to live and “might not see Christmas”. 

A clearly distraught Nicola said doctors had told her Isla would not suffer and would just feel tired and go to sleep. 

“I went to church last week and I said ‘if you can’t give me a miracle, then please don’t let her suffer and please let it be quick and let her go to sleep’,” said Nicola. 

“I’m still praying for a miracle but I just think now I am going to give everything to her that I can in this very short period of time that we might have.

“I’m going to make every day Christmas for Isla.”

Nicola is raising money to create as many amazing memories for Isla as possible in the time they have left.  

The original £15,000 target has already been smashed and more than £46,000 has been donated so far. 

Former West Ham player Robert Snodgrass was among the donors and gave £1,000. 

Chris Reeve, co-host of Talk Norwich City, has also called on Norwich fans to join West Ham supporters in singing “there’s only one Isla Caton” seven minutes into their match on Saturday. 

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online HERE

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