Tributes have been paid to eight-year-old Kaleigh Lau who passed away this week following a battle with a rare brain cancer.
Kaleigh, from Redbridge, suffered from Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) and had travelled abroad for specialist treatment.
Her family had been fundraising for help to extend her life as the disease is currently incurable.
Kaleigh was diagnosed with DIPG in April 2016, with the cancer having a less than 1% survival rate and a prognosis of 9 months, but Kaleigh defied the odds and was diagnosed some 17 months ago.
She had support from celebrities including Simon Cowell and Dermot O’Leary as political figures like Ilford North MP Wes Streeting and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts to Scott Lau and the family of Kaleigh, who sadly passed away earlier today.
It was a very long road for DIPG, bravely challenged for the entire duration that saw the… https://t.co/NQKXdf9oOh
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Time 107.5 would encourage people to donate to the Just Giving page to try to find a cure for this rare disease:
You can read more about Kaleigh’s story here: http://kaleigh.ethanet.co.uk/Tags: Redbridge
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