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Fife family’s heartbreaking tribute to “superhero” Darci who bravely battled leukaemia

Brave Darci Jackson who tragically lost her fight for life on August 31
Brave Darci Jackson who tragically lost her fight for life on August 31

The family of a brave Fife girl who tragically lost her battle with leukaemia have paid tribute to their “superhero”.

Darci Jackson passed away on Friday night just days after doctors discovered her treatment for the aggressive disease had failed.

The six-year-old’s devoted parents, Graeme and Amanda, launched a $1 million fundraising campaign to try pay for potentially life-saving treatment in America.

The “feisty” school girl’s plight quickly went viral and more than £50,000 was raised in under 24 hours.

But Darci tragically passed away on Friday night in Saudi Arabia where the family emigrated to three years ago. They now plan to bring her back home to Kirkcaldy.

A tribute from the Jackson family said: “It is with utter devastation that we have to announce that our beautiful baby daughter Darci passed away last night, may her wings fly with the angels.

“Our lives are shattered, we are utterly devastated and no words can explain how we feel right now.

“We really thought she was going to battle through this relapse like she always had, she would have been super proud at the outstanding support and funds raised over the last couple of days but it was not to be, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to who donated — it will be refunded.

“We will be returning to Scotland as soon as we can to lay her to rest and bring her back to where she belongs.

“Our hearts are broken, Amanda, Graeme, Daniel and Sienna xxx”.

Darci was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia when she was just two-years-old.

The family had just arrived in their new Middle Eastern home when she rapidly fell sick.

She underwent countless blood transfusions, scans, bone marrow tests and lumbar punctures.

The youngster had been on her last three sessions of chemotherapy ahead of beginning radiotherapy when she relapsed last week.

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