Lucy Moroney’s family reveals very sad news

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The family of 10 year old Lucy Moroney has revealed on social media that, despite her courage and the best efforts of doctors and the many people who donated to support her treatment in Mexico, she is losing her battle with the rare and aggressive brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG.

The Facebook post revealing the unwelcome news said:

We wanted to let you all know that Lucy is struggling and nearing the end of her life journey.

She is still responsive, asking and answering questions by using eye signals and keeping us on our toes! She is constantly surrounded by family and is comfortable.

We do have some news to share with you. While Lucy was in Mexico receiving treatment, you may recall that having missed some school, our bright and beautiful girl put her mind to becoming a published author.

We are so proud to say that her book ‘The Spider and the Whale’ is now available to buy, just in time for Christmas!

We intend to become a charity in the near future and work to raise much-needed awareness of DIPG. ‘The Spider and the Whale’ will make a great stocking filler and by buying Lucy’s book, you will be helping us with our goal. It will be Lucy’s legacy.

Please, please share this post and spread the word. It would be lovely for her to know that her book has gone on sale and has been a hit!

If you’d like to show your support, please visit our page:

Or visit the website directly to buy the book:

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