Schoolgirl told devastating news on 11th birthday that cancer has returned and is terminal


A schoolgirl was told on her 11th birthday that her brain cancer had returned and that it was more aggressive.

Emmy thought the disease was in remission, having been told so by doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital after a battle of nearly a year.

But weeks later, her family was told the cancer had returned – and it was more aggressive, having spread down Emmy’s spine, reports CoventryLive. Doctors later confirmed it was terminal.

An appeal has been set up for Emmy’s family, from Nuneaton in Warwickshire.

In a fundraising appeal, aunt Chantal Richards has launched a target of £5,000, saying: “Hi everyone I am setting this fundraiser page up for my Sister Leanne Reid and Brother in Law Daniel Reid to help them support their family during this difficult time.

“As a family we was rocked last December 2019 when Emmy Reid was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma and this year she has had radiotherapy and chemotherapy in hopes it would help.”

The appeal adds: “Our hopes was raised when Emmy finally finished treatment and rung the bell September 2020 and was on the long road to recovery.

“Unfortunately on her 11th birthday Emmy was took back into hospital and a recent scan has showed that the cancer is back and more aggressive.

“We was given the devastating news that Emmy will not survive.

“How long this may be we do not know but as a family we want to help her on her final journey.

“We understand the past year has been tough for everyone but any small donation will be great fully received to help them during this difficult time.”

If you would like to donate to the appeal, visit the gofundme page here. As of Thursday at 3pm £6,500 has already been raised.