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PremierLeague-News.Com - Elodie's family said she was determined and brave until the very end

Liverpool news Girl who 'always had a smile' dies two days after Christmas PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Elodie's family said she was determined and brave until the very end

Liverpool news Girl who 'always had a smile' dies two days after Christmas PremierLeague-News.Com
13 January 2021 - 07:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Loving tributes have been shared to a 13-year-old girl who died of a rare cancer days after Christmas. The "brave" , "sweet" and "kind hearted" Elodie Fagan was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma at just five years old, when a tumour appeared in her leg. Throughout her childhood, Elodie underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy in an attempt to halt the "fast progressing" form of cancer. But after years of on and off stability, and a lot of treatment, her dad said her journey came to an end and she passed away on December 27, with her family surrounding her at home. Despite living with the "horrific" disease for years, Elodie’s Dad, Carl Fagan said she was always brave and had a smile on her face. She was determined not to be known as "the kid with cancer", Carl, from St Helens, told the ECHO. He said: "She never wanted to be the kid with cancer, she wanted to be in school, have a normal life as she possibly could. Carl Fagan and his wife Becki Fagan, with their children Maddie (left) and Elodie (right) "She would go out of her way to be a normal 13 year old girl. She loved art and musicals and history and she spent a lot of time trying to be a normal girl." The 44-year-old added: "At the start she didn’t know what the heck was going on but took it in her stride. "The chemo obviously made her incredibly sick. She undertook the therapy that made her very uncomfortable but she took it in her stride. "Everything she's done, she has done with a smile on her face." After initial chemo, Elodie was disease free in 2013 and her family said she was able to get two or three years of "stability". However in 2016 the family heard the devastating news that Elodie’s cancer had returned. Elodie Rowan Fagan, aged 13, was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma at aged 5. Carl said at this point "statistics were awful for survival rates" and that they attempted special proton therapy in Oklahoma, America. He said: "Again she was incredibly determined, we had discussions about 'do you want to do this, do you wanna carry on', and she was incredibly determined not only to continue to have therapy, but to overcome it.

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. But during her leg amputation surgery the doctors realised that the tumour had spread and was pressing against vital veins and arteries. Carl added: "She woke up with a leg and some people may have been pleased, but she wasn’t pleased, she had geared herself up for this. Find your nearest vaccination centre "We planned to have more surgery or to have a try again but unfortunately it turned out it had progressed round her body and it was incurable. "She knew this but fought on until Christmas. "She was determined to enjoy Christmas with her family and she did but just a couple of days after she suddenly passed away. "She was not only brave and pragmatic - that goes without saying because they have to be in those situations -, but I guess there were times when she was scared but she did it anyway, and that is real courage and bravery, doing things even though you're scared." Elodie's family have set up a special website in her memory, where friends can leave thoughts and tributes to her. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here One tribute reads: "You are my best friend and always will be, from Tia x." Another from Amelia said: "We all love you so much Elodie, your smile could light up a room and you could make anyone's frown turn upside down. I love you El and always will." While a third said: "You were so kind hearted and so sweet and I love you very much, I'm so lucky that I got to be a small part of your life." A GoFundMe page has also been set up to raise money for Claire House, a charity that Carl said helped him immensely. Carl Fagan and his wife Becki Fagan, with their children Maddie (left) and Elodie (right) Since Elodie can't have a big funeral with friends and family attending, due to covid, Carl has asked that money be donated in her name instead of sending flowers. Carl said: "We've got more flowers than we need and I know people always feel helpless in this type of situation. "If people do feel like they want to support, support other families through Claire House, that's a very fitting way to do it in Elodie's name. "This is a way if people did want to do something they can do that and help other families the way we're been helped."

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