A Dundee youngster battling a rare form of cancer is in remission.
Eight-year-old Destiny Dye, from Kirkton, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma bone cancer last year, something only 30 people a year are found to have.
After spending two months receiving specialist treatment in the United States, Destiny’s family were told the good news after tests at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh revealed the disease was gone.
The family now hope to raise awareness of Destiny’s condition.
Mum Carrie Ayre, 27, said: “We are over the moon that she is now in remission.
“I’m so proud of her because she has been through such a difficult journey the whole family have.
“After coming back from America, Destiny went for scans on June 18 to check how successful the treatment she had after her last chemo session on May 28 had been.
“When I called for the results a week later, I was just so happy to hear the news that she was in remission.”
She continued: “The whole family are absolutely delighted.”
Carrie said that since the result, Destiny has celebrated by having the family around.
After receiving chemotherapy, Destiny underwent an operation in November last year to remove a tumour from her head, with doctors describing it as incredibly rare.
Doctors then broke the news to the family that they believed that specialist proton beam therapy was needed to beat the disease, which was not available in the UK.
The treatment, which can cost up to £100,000 per patient, was covered by the NHS, and against what all medical experts could have predicted, Destiny responded well to treatment in the United States.