Hornchurch boy Mitchell Huth loses his battle against cancer
A brave Hornchurch boy has tragically lost his battle against cancer.
Mitchell Huth, seven, of Wingletye Lane, died on Saturday August 25 after a two-year fight against neuroblastoma.
In June, the youngster returned from Mexico after family and friends raised more than �150,000 for potentially lifesaving experimental photodynamic therapy treatment.
Mitchell, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2010, was believed to be responding well to the treatment.
But two weeks ago his family asked people to pray for him after doctors said his condition was deteriorating.
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A Facebook page, which was set up to raise money so Mitchell could continue his treatment has been inundated with tributes.
Marc Callaghan wrote: “In no pain anymore champ. You’re a massive inspiration. “Never ever moaned about what you were going through.
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“You’re an inspiration to me and others for life. A special little man gone from here now but left a big mark on many lives.”
Katy Blackwell wrote: “I can’t seem to stop thinking about this amazing family and our little friend Mitchell. You have all shown such courage and strength but most of all, shown every single person following this page what true love is, family is a bond that never breaks no matter how far apart, I hope this page brings comfort to you all at this sad time. Mitchell my little friend, peace and love as always.”
For more information visit www.facebook.com/onewishasongformitchell.
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