Lily Douglas is a Scottish dancer who won the hearts of thousands of people has died at the age of only 14.
Her Instagram profile has more than 104,000 followers and captured the hearts of Lewis Capaldi and Arlene Phillips from Strictly Come Dancing. She was given the Pride of Scotland award and titled Teenager of Courage.
Perth was Lily’s hometown, she had Ewings Sarcone which is a rare type of cancer that affects bones or the tissue around the bones. She was given the all-clear in 2018, but devastatingly it returned to her lungs.
On the 14th of January, she turned up at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary to undergo a new potential breakthrough drug trial. Sadly news came out that she had suffered a bleed on the brain while undergoing treatment.
Her mom Jane, 52 confirmed that Lily Douglas passed away on January 23. Before she passed she woke up and showed promising signs which we can imagine made this whole ordeal even more heartbreaking.
Jane took to Lily’s Instagram to share the news saying:
‘My beautiful baby girl danced her way to heaven at 7.17 tonight her heart failed but she was on the sofa at home cuddled into me where she wanted to be, she will leave a massive hole in my heart if love could have saved her she would have lived to a million years old, she is at peace and is finally in no more pain,’
‘Even with cancer Lily lived her best life, and was loved by everyone I hope I made her proud I was her mum, we were a great team… please keep Leon in your prayers he will need lots of love and support, its not goodbye she will be waiting on me it’s only time that will keep us apart she looks so beautiful and peaceful and even died with her beautiful blonde hair.’
‘Thank you all for your love and support I could not have done this without you all.’
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Among the comments dancer Elliana Walmsley said:
‘I love you, Lily. Dancing with you is one of my best memories! You have inspired me over the years to remember that even when things get rough, to keep fighting and keep a smile on my face. You touched both my mom and my heart and our friendship will remain forever! We could have talked for hours more in the van that night. Sending so many hugs to mum Jane and your family. xoxo prayers and love ?’
Arlene Phillips commented:
‘Yes you made her Proud in every way. She had a mum in a million who smiled when it was hard and you were hurting and gave her the strength to fight, endless positivity that inspired her and always smiled when you were exhausted. Your smile is her smile and Lily’s light lives on in you. ?’’
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues, and want to speak to someone in confidence contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 8pm)