Telford mum appeals to stars to 'help brighten' up little Dulcie after rough time in hospital
An appeal has gone out to singers Olly Murs and Meghan Trainor to help brighten the life of a six-year-old Telford girl who is battling cancer.
Debbie O'Kelly, aged 39, from Lawley, is waiting for the latest update on how treatment through a pioneering clinical trial is working to help her daughter Dulcie's fight against the childhood cancer Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.
She has now made the appeal through Instagram and is hoping that Olly Murs or Meghan Trainor might send good wishes or a small video to help brighten Dulcie's day and put a smile on her face.
Debbie said: "Dulcie has faced a horrid two weeks in hospital and well wishes from these celebrities would definitely put back a spring in her step.
"It has been a traumatic time for our little warrior.
"She had her CT scans of her body but also her head this time and a nasal gastric tube fitted which caused her distress and which she hated.
"This was fitted due to the constant sickness but she has not eaten in nearly a week and if this carries on she may need tube feeding.
"She demanded that nurses take out the tube and asked doctors and nurses who said that they could not and then she demanded to speak with the manager.
"I did not know whether to laugh or cry at this point."
Debbie continued: "Dulcie has been treated at the Princess Royal at Telford and Birmingham Children's Hospital and is currently the first person to be part of this pioneering clinical trial.
"She loves Olly Murs and we have bought her surprise tickets to see him at Birmingham on May 4 next year.
"Dulcie also likes Meghan and her latest song, Made You Look and is a fan of Gucci.
"She wears pink and Dulcie loves pink clothes and is very definitely a girly-girl.
"I will do anything to make Dulcie smile and I just hope appeals to these two stars will see them sending good wishes to brighten her day.
"It is a year since Dulcie was diagnosed with cancer on November 25 last year and then told it was Neuroblastoma on December 9.
"I will never forget when those doctors came into our hospital room and handed me leaflets about childhood cancer, and I remember them talking but cannot remember a word they said as all I could hear on repeat was 'Dulcie has cancer'."