Bell ring that says this little trooper is clear of cancer!
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.
New hope: Audrina as Stormtrooper. Right, she rings bell
Brave: Before treatment