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Family of girl battling cancer given heartbreaking news

 Published on: 20th August 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

The family of a schoolgirl from Ruislip who has battled childhood cancer for years has been told the devastating news that further treatment is not viable.

Jess Shepherd, 10, and her family have continually used social media to campaign and provide updates of her fight against cancer.

Sadly, after seven years of battling neuroblastoma (childhood cancer) and a series of unsuccessful treatments, including a course of experimental treatment at Christmas, doctors told the family that further treatment, other than palliative care, is not feasible.

On Jess’ crowdfunding page, which helped raised money for her treatment, the family wrote: “Sadly, since our last update, we have to tell you that there is no more that can be done for Jess, it is unlikely we will be able to get her to New York.

“We would like to thank all of you who have continuously supported Jess, we hope you don’t mind, but we will be using Jess’ funds to help her make some magical memories with her brother and sister.”

One of Jess’ biggest wishes was to travel to New York which now looks unlikely because of her illness.

Pop superstar Katy Perry dedicated a song to Jess last month after being bombarded with social media requests. The Dark Horse singer responded to the campaign saying she would perform her song Roar in Jess’ honour.

Hundreds of Jess’ supporters have taken to Twitter to ask singer Ariana Grande to send a tweet to Jess.

You can follow Jess’ story by searching for the Twitter handle @RoarForJess.

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