Bell ring that says this lit­tle trooper is clear of can­cer!

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WHEN four-year-old Au­d­rina Hat­ton-Wright found out she was clear of can­cer, there was only one way she wanted to cel­e­brate.

In­spired by her love of the Star Wars movies, the young sci-fi film fan chose to dress up as a Stormtroop­er.

She en­dured four op­er­a­tions, five rounds of chemo­ther­apy and 14 rounds of ra­dio­ther­apy to treat a rare and ag­gres­sive form of the dis­ease.

But she didn’t let it dent her spirit and proudly rang the ‘can­cer-free’ bell at Not­ting­ham Ra­dio­ther­apy Cen­tre af­ter eight months of treat­ment, cheered on by staff wav­ing lightsaber­s. ‘It was all her idea,’ said mum Gemma Gould, 28. ‘She’s seen all the movies. She’s been bril­liant, she’s al­ways full of beans. It’s been a long haul but she’s kept us both go­ing.’

Au­d­rina, of Derby, was di­ag­nosed with high risk neu­rob­las­toma – a rare childhood can­cer with one of the low­est sur­vival rates – last July.

But even af­ter months of treat­ment the young­ster still needs more help. Her fam­ily say the risk of a re­lapse is more than 50 per cent and the chance of sur­viv­ing one is one in ten. They are now bat­tling to raise £200,000 for treat­ment in the US to pre­vent the dis­ease re­turn­ing.

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