Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae

UPDATE 17-10-13: Ireland’s Tiny Dancer, Lily-Mae, is in remission.

We are thrilled to be able to share the news that our beautiful Tiny Dancer is in remission. This is the best possible news we could ever have hoped for. We would like to sincerely thank the doctors in Crumlin, the radiologists in London and the researchers who created the anti-body trial.

As there is such a high risk of Lily-Mae relapsing, for which there are very limited options, the family have decided to enrol Lily-Mae on a phase 2 clinical trial in Michigan, America. It means that Lily-Mae will travel to America every 3 months for the next two years to collect drugs called DFMO and have scans. The results of the DFMO trial have been excellent so far and it has no significant side-effects.

We would also like to thank all involved in the production of Tiny Dancer by A Song for Lily-Mae for making our daughter synonymous with the song in Ireland. It has truly made Lily-Mae Ireland’s Tiny Dancer. Our heartfelt gratitude to Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin for composing the song that helped make Lily-Mae so famous and for their kindness in supporting her through social media, personal messages and, of course, EltonJohn.com.

We would also like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers, your positive energy, your distance healing and your love for both Lily-Mae and her family.

While this past 16 months have been an absolute nightmare, the love shown to our little girl has been absolutely overwhelming.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Judith, Leighton, Evan and, of course, our Tiny Dancer, Lily-Mae.

AVAILABLE FROM iTUNES NOW – https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/tiny-dancer-special-edition/id712614552

Elton John and Bernie Taupin have both officially endorsed our version of their 1971 classic and for this we are eternally grateful.

Elton John’s official website – http://www.eltonjohn.com/news/news_details.aspx?postid=58721679-ac79-4af6-96c7-b1c65ba5a42b
Elton John’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/EltonJohn
Elton John’s Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/eltonjohndotcom
Bernie Taupin’s official website – http://www.berniejtaupin.com/articles.bt?n_id=459691

Four year old Lily-Mae Morrison from Claregalway is suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare and extremely aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system. She is the daughter of professional ballet dancers, Judith Sibley and Leighton Morrison. When she grows up, she wants to be a ballet dancer like her Mummy and Daddy but Neuroblastoma is not playing nicely, it wants to kill her.

We want to create as much noise as possible for Lily-Mae by getting Tiny Dancer to the Christmas Number One spot, thereby raising awareness of the disease and funds to help with Lily-Mae’s care and with Neuroblastoma research. To help do this, we have come together as one voice, over 300 of us, drawn, in the most part, from AIMS musical societies from all over the island of Ireland, to sing with a galaxy of Irish stars including…

Paddy Casey, Declan O’Rourke, Gari Deegan, Mary Black, The Reverse, Rob Vickers, Shane O’Reilly (Bipolar Empire), Mal Touhy (The Riptide Movement), Mundy, Matthew Devereux & Shane Wearan (The Pale), John Spillane, Brian Hogan (Kila & Preacher’s Son), Mickey Joe Harte, Naymedici, Tom Dunne (Something Happens), Paddy McKenna & Lindsey Hogan (Storyfold), Conor Quinn, Gavin James, Arrow in the Sky, Aoife Scott, Laura Sheeran (Nanu Nanu), Camille O’Sullivan, Richie Hayes, Adela Meally & Ros O’Meara (Adela and the Meanits), Sandra Dolan (Strange Frootz), Monica & Anne Brennan, Lucia Evans, Louise Colohan, Emily Macken, Ashley Tubridy, Alan Greaney, Stephen Macken, Cian McSweeney, Monica Fitzgerald, Brian Flanagan, Frank Naughton, Robb Murphy, Declan & Noel O’Farrell, Schira & Mimi Lane, Megan Walsh, and a very special guest singer, Lily-Mae’s father, Leighton Morrison.

We really need your help and support to make this a success; we need you to be Lily-Mae’s champion; to help us make all this noise; to make Neuroblastoma a cancer that people don’t have to google; to make it so that people know that they need to target their giving to support research into a disease that is incredibly effective at killing those with the most life to lose, our children.

To find out more, please go to www.facebook.com/asongforlilymae or contact the producer of the project, Stephen Macken, at asongforlilymae@gmail.com.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message.

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