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Emma’s magical milestone

Emma Hoolin celebrates her seventh birthday with the all clear from her doctors

Emma Hoolin celebrates her seventh birthday with the all clear from her doctors

A SMILING Emma Hoolin this week celebrates perhaps the biggest milestone of her life.

For it is now exactly two years since the completion of the Wigan girl’s pioneering treatment in America for an illness which was hitherto regarded as nigh incurable.

Doctors in Philadephia had told her family that if she could reach that 24-month landmark without relapse, then they could well have the high risk neuroblastoma cracked for good.

Emma, who turned seven earlier this month, sparked one of the most amazing charitable appeals this town has ever seen, as folk rallied round to raise more than £200,000 in a matter of weeks so she could get that all-important care.

Mum Jill said: “The significance of this week is huge to us. Since Emma underwent her treatment things couldn’t have gone any better really.

“We can’t thank all the people who raised money enough again for making this possible.

“The upshot is that we have a normal little girl. Who can want more than that?”

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