Scottish cancer teen Lily Douglas has tragically passed away and tonight her devastated family have revealed she has ‘danced to heaven’. The heartbroken mum of the 14-year-old, Jane, shared the devastating news of her passing in a social media post on Sunday night.
Lily, from Perth, has bravely battled Ewing’s sarcoma – a rare cancer that affects bones or the tissue around them – since 2017. She arrived at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Hospital on Friday, January 14, to start a trial of a potential breakthrough drug, but before doctors could begin, she suffered a brain hemorrhage.
Medics told Jane they weren’t sure if Lily would survive the night and if she did survive they “don’t know what harm would have done”.
Brave Lily opened her eyes on Sunday to chat with her mum, grab a bite to eat and even check messages on her phone. But last night Jane confirmed that the young man “danced to heaven” after he died at 7.17pm.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Jane wrote: “Her heart is failing but she is sitting on the couch at home snuggling up to me where she wants to go. “She will leave a huge hole in my heart. If love can save her, she will live to be a million years old.
“She was calm and finally no longer in pain. “Even with cancer, Lily lived her best life and was loved by everyone. I hope I made her proud.
“I’m her mom and we’re a great team.” Please keep Leon in your prayers, he needs a lot of love and support. “This is not goodbye, she will be waiting for me. Only time will separate us.” “She looked so beautiful and calm that she even died of her beautiful blonde hair.
“Thank you all for your love and support. I couldn’t have done this without you.”
Lily’s inspiring fight earned her a Scottish Pride award last year and the title of Boy of Courage. Her tenacity is not recognized by many celebrities.
Strictly Come Dancing icon Dame Arlene Phillips has forged a strong bond with hero schoolgirls. Lily’s bravery even inspired the TV star to take part in last year’s “I Am Celebrity.” .. get me out of here!
Erin, 78, said on the show: “One of the bravest and most fearless girls was a little girl I knew named Lily Douglas, she was so fearless. “I’m thinking, there are so many things I’m afraid of here. What better way to push yourself than to do this kind of thing?”
Closer to home, Lewis Capaldi gave Lily “the best day of her life” by inviting Lily on stage during her TRNSMT show in 2019.