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Little Isla given the all-clear

Filed: Friday, 1st March 2019
By: Staff Writer

It has been confirmed that little Isla Caton has been given the all-clear from cancer.

The three-year-old, who comes from a family of West Ham United supporters has been fighting Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that attacks nerve tissue and mostly affects babies and very young children.

And this morning her official twitter account confirmed that she was now in full remission, following many months of treatment to tackle the disease.

"We have just received the most amazing news - we can confirm that Islas treatment has worked and she is now completely cancer free and in remission," read the twitter post.

"We are completely overwhelmed and cannot thank you enough for the continuous support throughout Isla's journey."

A long-running campaign to secure funding for Isla's treatment has raised in excess of £435,000, thanks to the work of a team of dedicated volunteers such as Baz Cox.

Cox and his daughter have been collecting on behalf of Isla's campaign outside various Premier League grounds for some considerable time and have raised many thousands of pounds in the process.

The campaign also involved many non-West Ham fans, such as Millwall supporters Nick Hart and Tom Munday who between them raised in excess of £25,000 to boost little Isla's fund.

Robert Snodgrass, who was roundly praised recently for his own efforts to support the fundraising campaign added: "Superb news.

"What you have gone through as a family is incredible and to come out the other side of it with this news is remarkable. Sending all my love."

The Stratford-based family had initially hoped to raise £192,000 in order to send Isla to the USA for a vaccine that could've prevented the disease returning once in remission.

However that figure was raised to £600,000 when the three-year-old suffered a second relapse which led to the current round of treatment in Barcelona, Spain, where the family have been based for the last six months.

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