Brave Scot Niamh in US cancer lifelineHope ... Niamh Yates with parents Julie and PaulPublished: Today at 01:20
BRAVE cancer sufferer Niamh Yates is hugged by parents Julie and Paul as she prepares to fly 4,000 miles to the US for cutting-edge treatment.
Niamh, 12 — who has a rare aggressive tumour near her spinal cord — will jet out to the University of Florida in Jacksonville for proton beam therapy after the NHS agreed to foot the £120,000 bill.
The nine-week treatment, which the UK won’t get for another five years, lets medics target a radioactive beam at cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
But Julie, Paul and Niamh’s brother Conor, six, of Tranent, East Lothian, still need to raise £20,000 so they can stay there with her.
Julie said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by donations. It’s humbling.”
To help visit gofundme.com/allaboutniamh