Mum's tears of joy after girl's dream comes true
A MOTHER was reduced to tears after the dream of her young daughter who suffers with leukaemia was realised thanks to the local community.
Aimee, 6, jumped for joy as her parents Suzanne and Lee Hall unveiled a new playhouse for her in the garden of their home in Camborne.
Generous locals had raised money through coffee mornings, sponsored bike rides and donations to make Aimee's dream come true.
The playhouse was donated to the family by Cornwall Shed Company, which installed it while she was attending an appointment for her leukaemia at Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Mrs Hall, a former teacher, said: "There were a few tears, mostly mine. Aimee was jumping up and down, she was so excited.
"After all of the appointments it was great to see her look so happy. It's been a tough few months."
Mr and Mrs Hall were devastated when Aimee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a cancer that affects the blood.
Mrs Hall said Aimee had suffered nose bleeds and complained of being tired.
The couple were forced to give up their jobs to maintain a 24-hour bedside vigil while Aimee was at Bristol Children's Hospital.
But despite her illness and facing months of intensive chemotherapy treatment, Aimee remained positive and full of fun, Mrs Hall said.
"This is such a remarkable thing to have happened," the mother of two said. "It goes to show the strength in the Camborne community.
"We're going to furnish the playhouse and kit it out. Emma and Richard Harris, our friends, have taken this forward to help secure the playhouse.
"A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out. It has all made one young girl's dream a reality."