Star Ed’s video for brave Lizzy
Ed Sheeran is the latest celebrity to surprise a teenager battling a brain tumour.
The singer contacted 13-yearold Lizzy Adams at the weekend after hearing about her from his pal and fellow musician John Newman.
Family and friends are desperately trying to raise £120,000 to fund potentially life-saving treatment not currently available on the NHS. They have so far raised more than £40,000.
Lizzy, from Conyer, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma – a tumour in the brain stem – in March.
Newman, who had a number one hit with Love Me Again, got involved last month by tweeting a link to the KentOnline article about her plight. He has something in common with Lizzy, having battled with two brain tumours himself.
On Saturday, he tweeted Kath Adams, Lizzy’s mum, a video saying he had asked a friend for a favour. It shows Ed Sheeran wishing Lizzy the best.
The Shape of You star said: “Hey Lizzy, Ed’s here. Just thought I’d send you a video to send you all the love in the world.
“Hope everything’s OK. Keep strong. Lots of love.”
Kath, a mum-of-six, expressed her gratitude on Twitter: “Thank you so much John Newman I really don’t know how to thank you for making Lizzy’s day you are a truly amazing man. Ed, your music was what got Lizzy though her radiotherapy every day. She idolises you and her biggest wish is to some day meet you.”
The treatment the family wants involves delivering drugs to the growth using fine catheters into her brain, which could extend her life past the six months to two years she has been given left to live.
For more information about her appeal or to donate, visit facebook.com/elizabeths braintumorjourney