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A terminally ill three year-old has been given £250,000 from a mystery benefactor to pay for experimental treatment.
Edie Molyneux, from Tranmere, is battling a rare inoperable tumour on her brain that kills , called a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).
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Her devastated parents, Ashleigh Stadling and Stephen, began desperately trying to raise £700,000 earlier this year for pioneering treatment in Mexico.
They hoped it would boost her chances of survival - but even researchers question whether the experimental therapy is even effective against the disease.
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Already Spiderman-obsessed Edie has seen her tumour start to 'die' because of the breakthrough therapy, but doctors warn she needs more.
And now her appeal fund has rocketed to £428,000 after an unnamed benefactor donated a quarter of a million pounds to her treatment fund.
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The money was donated after crowds heard about Edie's plight when she was an honorary 41st place at the Randox Health Grand National in April.
The place first introduced by Jockey Club Racecourses for five-year-old Bradley Lowery, who passed away after battling a rare cancer in July 2017.
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Gemma Lowery, chief executive of The Bradley Lowery Foundation, said: 'We are very grateful to Aintree Racecourse and the Jockey Club for allowing Edie to be part of the Grand National.
'We were thrilled to get her name out there and thanks to them, there has been an anonymous donation.
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'This has taken a lot of stress away from the family and allowed us to breathe a little bit more.
'However, crucial funding is still needed and we will continue to work towards our fundraising goal.'
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Grant Rowley, of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: 'We were thrilled to offer Edie Molyneux this year's 41st place to raise awareness of DIPG.
'The donation that has been received for Edie and her family is overwhelming and extremely generous.
'It has and will continue to make such...
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